Born in 1981 in Tehran, Reza Dormishian studied English and became involved in film journalism. He was an assistant to prestigious Iranian filmmakers Dariush Mehrjui and Alireza Davoudnejad, and he’s also been credited as a scriptwriter for some films and TV productions. He started making short films in 2002, and Hatred (2012) was his first feature film, produced independently in Istanbul and screened at many international festivals, including Montreal and Warsaw. His second feature, I’m Not Angry! (2014), was very controversial in Iran and had its world premiere in the Berlinale’s Panorama section. It was one of most successful Iranian films in 2014 and 2015, screening at more than 50 festivals and collecting 10 awards. Mr. Dormishian’s third movie Lantouri (2016) also premiered in the Berlinale’s Panorama section and screened at more than 50 festivals, collecting six international awards. White Chairs (2017) was his fourth feature film, made in Christchurch, New Zealand. No Choice is his fifth feature.