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Iranian born, UK based director Babak Jalali talks about his role as a juror at the Torino Film Lab and about his job as a filmmaker.

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PODCAST| Angelo Acerbi interviews director Babak Jalali.

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Babak Jalali was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film 2006 for his short Heydar, An Afghan in Tehran. His first feature film Frontier Blues was developed at the 2007 Cannes Cinéfondation Residence, it premiered in competition at the 2009 Locarno Festival and won the FIPRESCI Award in New Directors at the 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival. In 2016, his second feature film Radio Dreams won the Hivos Tiger Award at the IFFR, received the Special Jury Mention at the Seattle International Film Festival and was awarded Best Director at the Andrei Tarkovsky Film Festival. His latest feature film Land was developed within Torino Film Lab’s FrameWork 2012 (now FeatureLab), where it won a TFL Production Award. It had its world premiere at Berlinale Panorama 2018.


  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Babak Jalali
  • Interviewee role
  • Festival section
    Torino Film Lab
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