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  • Theater & Cinema Artists Say Good Bye to Levon Haftvan

    Funeral Held in Armenian Cemetery

    The funeral service for late director, producer, cinema and theater actor Levon Haftvan was held in Tehran on Monday.

    Mr Haftvan, an Iranian of Armenian origin, was buried in the Armenian cemetery of Tehran, Iran Theater reported.   

    Director general of Dramatic Arts Center Mahdi Shafiee, and actors and actresses as well as cinema and theater figures such as Ali Dehkordi, Khosrow Ahmadi, Iraj Tahmasb, Payman Jafari, Fatemeh Motamedaria, Nazanin Mafkham, Khosrow Masoumi, Houshang Golmakani, Jafar Panahi, Saeed Zehni, Vahid Rahbani and Behnaz Jafari attended the funeral.

    Mr Haftvan, 51, died of heart attack on Saturday on the set of 'Bride of Darkness'.

    Born on March 26, 1966 to an Armenian-Iranian family in Heshmatiyeh neighborhood of Tehran, he studied his primary and junior high school at Sahakian School and his high school at Firouz Bahram School. In 1984, Haftvan started studying performing arts at Tehran University. His bachelor thesis was 'Horse', written by Mohammad Charmshir, in 1990. He directed and acted in 'Horse', Iran Theater reported.

    He starred in 'Love alleys', a short film directed by Khosrow Sinaei. He left Iran for Russia to study masters degree in theater direction there. He graduated from University of Tehran and Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts.

     He founded Lemaz Productions & Artists Management and Rira Theater Group in Canada in 1995.

    He directed numerous plays in Toronto. Haftvan played in some feature films in Iran recently. He was fluent in Farsi, Armenian, Russian and English languages.

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