Iranian Filmmaker Awarded at France Cinema Heritage

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Active ImageVeteran Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad has been awarded at the Rencontres Internationales du Cinema Heritage in France.

The 54-year-old female director received the event's Prix Henri Langlois for contributing to the international cinema and sharing her passion for films with the young generation, Tehran Times reported.

The Henri-Langlois Award is named after the founder of the French Cinematheque.

Bani-Etemad has directed numerous feature-length and short films as well as documentaries, which have won her many international and national awards.

She started her career in 1986 with Off-Limits and made an international breakthrough with The Blue-Veiled, which won her the Bronze Leopard of the 48th Locarno Film Festival.

Under the Skin of the City and Mainline are also among her best-known works.

Bani-Etemad was granted an honorary doctorate by the University of London in 2009. She has judged at numerous national and international festivals.

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