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Iranian actress Niki Karimi in Rome

TEHRAN, Oct 15 (ISNA)-Iranian actress and director, Niki Karimi has presented her last works in the competition section of Rome's film festival.

Karimi next week will fly to Boston for receiving this festival's special prize for her two films, "One Night" and "Some days later".

Niki Karimi was born and raised in Tehran. She participated in theatrical work while she was in elementary school. Her hobby of reading and watching movies from an early age inspired her to become an actress. Her talent as an actress was discovered by the famous Iranian actor Jamshid Gorgin, while she was playing a role in a school play.

She loves translating and in 1999 she released her first translation work, Marlon Brando's biography "Songs My Mother Taught Me" into Persian.

Karimi is currently a famous actress in Iran who has won several awards both at home and internationally. She has also recently been in the jury for such festivals as the Locarno International Film Festival and Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

In 2001 with Abbas Kiarostami as the producer she directed "to have or not to have", a documentary about infertility. Her efforts won her first award as a director in "The Rain" festival in Iran.

In an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, where her motion picture directorial debut "One Night" was nominated, she said that acting no longer satisfies her and she would like to direct more movies.

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