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Fereydun Gole (1940-2005), writer/director of the Pahlavi-era commercial cinema.  After studying dramatic arts at New York University, Gole returned to Iran and began his career as a script-writer with the film Our Town’s Hero (Mohammad Reza Fazeli, 1967).  His writing caught the attention of other prominent filmmakers of the time, including Samuel Khachikiyan, Saʿid Motallebi, Iraj Qaderi, Saber Rahbar, and ʿAbbas Shabaviz, who subsequently utilized his writing talents.  In recognition of his talents as a writer, he was given the opportunity to direct his own scripts.  He would become one of the more original filmmakers of the tumultuous 1970s, delving into the difficult moral and material dilemmas that then plagued Iran’s transitional society. The Islamic Revolution stunted his career, as it did many others both behind and in front of the camera.  The rise of a relatively vibrant commercial film sector in the late 1990s and early 2000s offered Gole an opportunity to re-enter the business.  He wrote two screenplays for another ‘rehabilitated’ Pahlavi-era talent, director/producer Iraj Qaderi, in 2000 (Sam and Narges) and 2005 (Aquarium).