“When People Watch Your Films, You Can Change Their Perspective”: An Interview with Milad Alami, Director of THE CHARMER

Where did your interest in film-making begin?

I have always been interested in writing and when I was in my late teens I made some short films. I never had a plan to make films as a career, but one of the short films I made in Iran won some awards so I decided to apply to film school and see what I could do with it. I hadn’t done many films when I applied, whereas many of the students had made several films. From there, it’s the classical story . . .

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.