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Tributes to Hamid Samandarian

Tributes to Hamid SamandarianTributes to Hamid Samandarian

A ceremony to honor the late Hamid Samandarian, outstanding film and theater director and translator was held on his 85th birth anniversary, on Saturday (April 30) at the Samandarian Art Institute in Tehran.

Arranged by the institute’s students and Hamid Labkhandeh, its director, the ceremony paid tribute to the late master, Mehr News Agency reported.

Artists Elika Abdorazeqi and Bahram Afshari recounted and shared some of their memories with Samandarian .Kaveh Samandarian, his son, cut a cake on the occasion.

Hamid Samandarian (1931 –2012) staged numerous dramas during his lifetime, including ‘No Exit’ by Jean-Paul Sartre, ‘Ghosts’ by Henrik Ibsen,’ The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams and ‘Marriage of Mr. Mississippi’ by Friedrich Durrenmatt.

He organized many acting and directing classes and workshops, and also trained several talented actors and directors including Ezzatolah Entezami, Reza Kianian, Golab Adineh, Mehdi Hashemi, Parviz Pour-Hosseini, Ahmad Aghalou and many more.

Further, he translated several English language dramas for the Persian readership.