Caveh Zahedi

Caveh Zahedi is an autobiographical filmmaker whose body of work attempts to tell the story of his life as it unfolds. He is currently in production on the second season of The Show About the Show, a BRIC TV series in which every episode is about the making of the previous episode. His feature-length films include The Sheik and I (2012), I Am A Sex Addict (2005), In The Bathtub of the World (2001), I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore (1994), and A Little Stiff (1991). His short films and other series include Getting Stoned with Caveh, Bob Dylan Hates Me, Tripping with Caveh, and I Was Possessed by God. A box set of his films is available from Factory 25.

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Some Thoughts on Avengers: Endgame From the Writer-Director-Star of I Am a Sex Addict

By Caveh Zahedi | April 30, 2019

Some Thoughts on Avengers: Endgame From the Writer-Director-Star of I Am a Sex Addict

With the help of his 10-year-old son, Caveh Zahedi takes a sideways look at Marvel's latest record-breaking epic.

Harmony Korine (The Beach Bum) Talks with Caveh Zahedi for the Talkhouse Podcast

By Caveh Zahedi | April 4, 2019

Harmony Korine (The Beach Bum) Talks with Caveh Zahedi for the Talkhouse Podcast

To celebrate the release of his new film, Korine sits down with a fellow cinematic iconoclast he used to call up at 3 a.m. It’s a trip!

Close Encounters with Abbas Kiarostami

By Caveh Zahedi | July 5, 2016

Close Encounters with Abbas Kiarostami

Caveh Zahedi looks back on his interactions with the late great Iranian director, including a creative collaboration that never came to fruition.

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

By Filmmakers | March 30, 2016

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

It's no fun to read a major critic tear down your vision, but it's sometimes a different matter when the writer is a trolling internet commenter...

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Sundance Recommendations

By Filmmakers | January 30, 2016

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Sundance Recommendations

In bed with a cup of tea, having lunch or stifling a sneeze, Talkhouse Film contributors share their Sundance picks from Park City and beyond.

Caveh Zahedi (I Am a Sex Addict) Talks Ziggy Stardust, Ayahuasca Trips and the Church of David Bowie

By Caveh Zahedi | January 23, 2016

Caveh Zahedi (I Am a Sex Addict) Talks Ziggy Stardust, Ayahuasca Trips and the Church of David Bowie

Memories of seeing Bowie mesmerizingly otherworldly in '72, disappointingly human 20 years on, and finally as a glorious, drug-induced deity.

Omar Mullick (These Birds Walk) Talks Caveh Zahedi’s Digging My Own Grave: The Films of Caveh Zahedi

By Omar Mullick | April 10, 2015

Omar Mullick (These Birds Walk) Talks Caveh Zahedi’s Digging My Own Grave: The Films of Caveh Zahedi

A box set containing more than 20 years of films by one of the most idiosyncratic and original voices in cinema. Where on earth do you start?

Caveh Zahedi (The Sheik and I) Talks Meeting Robert Bresson

By Caveh Zahedi | February 7, 2015

Caveh Zahedi (The Sheik and I) Talks Meeting Robert Bresson

In 1980s Paris, a young filmmaker meets one of the giants of world cinema (who asks him to please shut the door on his way out).

Caveh Zahedi (I am a Sex Addict) Talks Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Volume I & Volume II

By Caveh Zahedi | May 2, 2014

Caveh Zahedi (I am a Sex Addict) Talks Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Volume I & Volume II

Two weeks ago, I received an email asking me if I would be interested in writing about Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac...