Reza Allamehzadeh (Persian: ?) is an Iranian-born Dutch filmmaker, film critic and writer who lives in the Netherlands. He is primarily known for his films about refugees, such as The Guests of Hotel Astoria (1988), and the documentary Holy Crime (1994), about the murder of opposition figures in Europe by the Islamic regime in Iran.
Allamehzadeh was born in 1943 in Sari, Mazandaran province, Iran. He studied film directing at "Tehran Academy of Film and Television" in 1966-1969. Along with filmmaking, he writes and publishes children's books, novels and short stories. He teaches film and TV courses in various universities including Hollins University in Virginia (US), Leeds Metropolitan University (UK) and International R/TV Training Center in the Netherlands, where he has been living since 1983.
Allamehzadeh has been one of the advocates of Kurdish cinema. He is native in Persian and fluent in English and to some extent Dutch and Spanish.
Some of his films are:
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