Biography of Lili Golestan, daughter of Ibrahim Golestan, writer and translator
After Farrokhzâd’s death, Golestân was protective of her privacy and memory. For example, in response to the publication of a biographical/critical study by Michael Craig Hillmann called A Lonely Woman: Forugh Farrokhzad and Her Poetry (1987), he published a lengthy attack against Hillmann in a Tehran literary magazine, to which Hillmann responded at length in an article, part of which was also published in the same literary magazine. In 2005, Golestan’s long conversation with Parviz Jahed was published under the title “Writing with a Camera”(Neveshtan ba Doorbin). Golestan turned 100 in October 2022.Golestan started his film studio Golestan Films in 1957 and produced some documentaries for the National Oil Company. A Fire and Moj, Marjan and Khara are amongst these films. Golestan also produced the Forough Farrokhzad film The House is Black.