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On Directing with Ali Asgari

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On Directing with Ali Asgari

On Directing with Ali Asgari

A conversation will be held at the festival with screenwriter, producer and director Ali Asgari, one of the leading names of Iranian cinema, who is among the jury members of the International Competition of the 20th Akbank Short Film Festival.

In the conversation that will take place after the screening of the director's award-winning short films, About Me, Witness and The Silence, Asgari will share his thoughts on directing and short films with cinemalovers.

Ali Asgari is a prominent Iranian cinema figure with more than 200 awards to his name. Two of his short films, More Than Two Hours (2013) and The Silence (2016), were nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Festival de Cannes. The Baby was featured in the short film competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2014.

Ali's films focus on the precarious lives of individuals living on the margins of society in his native country, Iran. His debut film, “Disappearance”, was developed at the Cinéfondation Residency of the Festival de Cannes and had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in 2017. "Until Tomorrow," his second feature film, at the Berlinale in 2022. Ali is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

FEATURE FILMS

2023 Terrestrial Verses (Iran, premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2023)

2022 Until Tomorrow (Iran/France/Qatar - 86 min, Premiered at Berlinale 2022)

2017 Disappearance (Iran/Qatar - 90 min, Premiered at Vince IFF 2017)

SHORT FILMS

2022 About Me (Netherlands - 15 min, Premiered at Warsaw IFF & Tallin Black Nights)

2020 Witness (France/Iran - 15 min, Poff Shorts, Glasgow FF, Warsaw IFF)

2020 Pilgrims (Turkey - 17 min, Warsaw IFF & Leeds IFF)

2016 The Silence (France/Italy - 15 min, Palme d'Or Nomiee - Best Short Film)

2015 The Pain (France/Iran - 15 min, Los Angles IFF)

2014 The Baby (Italy/Iran - 16 min, Premiered at Venice IFF)

2013 More than two hours (Iran - 15 min, Palme d'Or - Best Short Film)

2012 Barbie (Iran - 12 min)

* All workshops and talks organized as part of the 19th Akbank Short Film Festival are free of charge. Participation is limited to side events of the festival.

You can get your event participation card from Akbank Sanat's information desk one hour before the event.

3 April 2024 Wednesday 17:30

Akbank Sanat

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