Atiq Rahimi became a jury member in the Cannes Film Festival

4 May 2023
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Atiq Rahimi became a jury member in the Cannes Film Festival

Le Monde

The organizers of the 76th Cannes Film Festival have announced the names of the jury members.

In the announcement of this festival, which was published on Thursday, 14th of Thor, it is stated that Atiq Rahimi, a writer, and director from Afghanistan, is one of the members of this seven-person committee.

Atiq Rahimi won the prestigious Goncourt award in literature with the novel “Patient Stone“; in filmmaking, he won the award at the 70th Berlin Film Festival with the film “Our Lady of the Nile“.

In 2012, Rahimi made a film based on his novel “The Patience Stone” in which Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani played the central role. A film that earned Golshifteh the award for the best talented young actress at the 30th Cesar Film Festival.

This is the first time that a director from Afghanistan has been selected as a member of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival – one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

The name of Afghanistan was mentioned a few days ago with the film “Bread and Roses”, made by Sahra Mani at the Cannes Film Festival 2023, which will premiere as a Special Screening in the festival.

In the announcement of this festival, Robin Ostland, a Swedish filmmaker, is the head of the judges for this round of the festival. Ostland won the Palme d’Or for the second time last year with the movie “Triangle of Sadness”.

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