Sonja Tarokić


Ahmadi (born in Yazd in 1962) attended elementary and high school in Teheran. After the revolution he returned to his hometown Yazd and in 1983, began to work on films in the local youth club. From 1989 to 1992 he worked in the film production department of an advertising agency. In 1991, he graduated with a degree in photography from the University of Visual Arts in Teheran and spent the next ten years working as a photography and advertising manager in an Iranian organization. Since 1996, he has worked as the director of photography on several films and directed several documentary (short film Asir – Enteza (Captive Waiting, 2002), feature Nature's Humor, 2009) and feature films (Shaere zobale-ha (Poet of the wastes, 2005) and Haghighat-e Gomshodeh (Lost truth, 2008). He also produces films.


Films by this director



Directed by: Sonja Tarokić

Dvadesetdevetogodišnja djevojka Marina živi s posesivnom majkom u malom stanu od tridesetak kvadrata. Pokušava održati vlastiti dnevni ritam, ali joj je mama neprestano za petama… Snimatelj tona: Ivek Šmintić Montažer: Ina Kovečec Montažer zvuka: Frano Homen Akademija dramske umjetnosti u Zagrebu, Zagreb Nagrade: Revija hrvatskog filmskog i video stvaralaštva 2009, Dani hrvatskog filma 2010, Sarajevo Film Festival 2010.

HDV/ MiniDV Sp, 24 min

The Staffroom

(Zbornica, Croatia, 2021)

Directed by: Sonja Tarokić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Danko Vučinović

Faced with the limitations of the school system and surrounded by disheartened teachers, the enthusiastic new school counsellor Anamarija (Marina Redžepović) clashes with a problematic history teacher (Stojan Matavulj), not realising she is gradually becoming more like her staffroom colleagues. The feature debut of one of the most popular authors of ZFF’s Checkers programme (On Shaky Ground – ZFF 2014, Golden Pram; I’m a Self-Made Woman, Red), is a detailed Altma...

color, 126'
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