Art and Experience: Veteran Iranian actor Jafar Vali died of lung disease in a Tehran hospital on Saturday. He was 83.

He was a stage and film director, writer and an actor in some memorable Iranian movies.

“The Cow” by Dariush Mehrjui, “Captain Khorshid” by Nasser Taqvai, “The Reward of Silence” by Maziar Miri, “Tight Spot” by Amir Naderi and “The Journey of the Stone” by Masud Kimiai are among the movies in which he appeared.

His funeral procession will begin at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Monday and he will be buried in the Artists Section of Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery