After returning to Iran and doing military service, he joined the National Iranian Radio and Television. He produced some major films, including Abbas Kiarostami's first feature, The Report (1977), Bahram Bayzai's ''The Crow (1977 film)|The Crow' (1977), Khosrow Haritash's Divine One (1976), Mohammad-Reza Aslanis Wind and Chess (1976) and Valerio Zurlini's 'Desert of the Tartars (film)|Desert of the Tartars' (1977 co-production with Italy and France). Farmanara moved to France and then to Canada in 1980, establishing a distribution company and a film festival for children and young adults in Vancouver. He returned to Iran in the mid-1980s. He made and starred in Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine (film) in 2000, which won several prizes from the International Fajr Film Festival, including The Best Film and The Best Director awards. Politics On May 10th, 2013 Farmanara signed up as a candidature to run for the office of president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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