Actor of the Movie “Cow” Talked about His Memories; A Small Role in a Big Movie

Jamshid Mashayekhi said that the reason he decided to act in the movie “The Cow”, even though his role was not significant, was the script of the movie and his confidence in Mehrjuee.

In an interview with the public relations office of the 34th FIFF, Jamshid Mashayekhi, the veteran actor of Iranian cinema and theatre talked about his role in the movie “The Cow”, and also mentioned: the movie was made in 1969. I remember that Mr. Entezami visited my home and brought me the script. He told me that Daruish Mehrjui is going to make a movie and he has considered this role for you.

He added, “ I read the script and realized the role of Mashadi Abbas which was mine is not very significant. I went to the Drama Organization and talked to Mehrjui about the small role he had offered me. However, he said that the reason I gave you this is to highlight the role in a way that only you are able to do. Anyway I accepted the role and we started collaborating.”

Mashayekhi noted ,” most of the actors in the movie had a long history of appearing on the stage; that is one of the most important features of “The Cow”. The late Saedi had written a very different and unique script and every member of the cast and crew did their best in the making the film a success.”

Recalling a memory from the making of the cow, he added, “we were playing the parts of villagers, so we had to have tanned faces. For that reason we were taken to the beach to get tanned. We stayed there for a couple of days to be tanned enough so the make-up can be believable and we would be more like the characters in the script. “

The 34th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be held from April 20th to 25th, 2016 in Tehran, under supervision of well-known Iranian filmmaker, Mr. Reza Mirkarimi, who is also managing director of Khaneh Cinema. For more information on Fajr Intnational Film Festival, visit the festival website, www.fajriff.com.


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