Atiq Rahimi in 2009
February 26, 1962 |
||Senior Creative Advisor, Writer, Photographer and Film Director, Senior Creative Advisor, Moby Media Group
Atiq Rahimi is a French-Afghan writer and filmmaker.
He was born in 1962 in Kabul to a senior public servant and attended high school in Lycée Esteqlal. Following the Soviet invasion, Rahimi fled Afghanistan, taking refuge in Pakistan for a year and then relocating to France after receiving political asylum.
On completion of his studies at the Sorbonne, Rahimi joined a Paris-based production company where he produced seven documentaries for French television, as well as several commercials.
Taking time off in the late 1990s, Rahimi embarked on his first writing project. His 2000 Dari/Persian book, Earth and Ashes, was an instant bestseller in Europe and South America. A movie based on this book, directed by Rahimi, was awarded the Prix du Regard vers l'Avenir at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. The film was featured in 50 festivals, winning a total of 25 awards including the one at Cannes and a Golden Dhow award for best feature film at the Zanzibar International Film Festival.
In November 2008, Rahimi won France's most prestigious literary prize, the 105-year-old Prix Goncourt, for Syngue Sabour. Described as "sober and alive" by French culture minister Christine Albanel, it was translated into English as The Patience Stone. Rahimi’s fourth book and his first in French, the novel tells the story of a woman whose husband has been wounded in battle in a country resembling Afghanistan and now lies as paralysed as a stone.
Returning to his native Afghanistan in 2002, Rahimi became involved with the nation’s largest media group, Moby Group, as a senior creative advisor. The group, established by brothers Saad Mohseni, Zaid Mohseni and Jahid Mohseni, owns Tolo TV, Arman FM, Kaboora Production, Barbud Music, Lemar TV, Afghan Scene Magazine, and a host of other media related entities. Rahimi, who divides his time between Kabul and Paris, continues to work closely with the Moby Group in developing programs and genres for its media outlets, as well as helping develop and train a new generation of Afghan filmmakers and directors.
Rahimi created and developed Tolo TV’s "Raz ha een Khana" (Secrets of this House), Afghanistan’s first soap opera. The hugely popular "Secrets of this House" took the Special Award at the Seoul Drama Awards in October 2008.
Rahimi is currently (January 2010) in pre-production of the film version of "Syngué Sabour" or The Patience Stone, which he will direct from his own screenplay, co-authored with Jean-Claude Carrière. The film was selected as the Afghan entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.
- Terre et cendres (Khâkestar-o-khâk), 2000.
- Les Mille Maisons du rêve et de la terreur, 2002.
- Le Retour imaginaire, 2005.
- Syngué Sabour. Pierre de patience, 2008.
- Earth and Ashes, 2003.
- A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, 2007.
- Stone of Patience / The Patience Stone, 2012.
Syngué Sabour, interview d'Atiq Rahimi
Le réalisateur de Syngué Sabour (Pierre de patience), Atiq Rahimi, évoque son deuxième long métrage et son parcours entre cinéma et littérature, dans le hall...
Atiq Rahimi Prix Goncourt
Atiq Rahimi - Syngué Sabour - Pierre de patience - éditions P.O.L : Atiq Rahimi, qui vient de recevoir à 13 heures le Prix Goncourt est l'invité en direct d'...
The Patience Stone Trailer (2013)
The Patience Stone Trailer (2013). Adapted from the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi, translated in 33 languages and winner of the most prestigious book awa...
The Patience Stone Movie CLIP - Stone (2013) - Atiq Rahimi Movie HD
Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Subscribe to INDIE TRAILERS: http://goo.gl/iPUuo The Patience Ston...
The Patient Stone
Throughout time, the legend of stones that listened to people's sorrows and healed many, have traveled across Ladakh. 'The Patient Stone' is about the valley of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh -...
Harakat ! - Sur le tournage de Syngué sabour d'Atiq Rahimi
Harakat !- Sur le tournage de Syngué sabour-Pierre de patience d'Atiq Rahimi - Casablanca (Maroc) - quelques scènes du tournage du film d'Atiq Rahimi: "Syngu...
Homayoun Sakhi, Atiq Rahimi - Journée Afghane à Paris
En mai 2011, le Théâtre de la Ville consacrait une journée entière à l'Afghanistan, un pays où l'on dit que -la musique est la nourriture de l'âme-. Y partic...
The Patience Stone - Interview with Atiq Rahimi. [HD] 2013
Somewhere, in Afghanistan or elsewhere, in a country torn apart by a war... A beautiful woman in her thirties watches over her husband who has fallen into a ...
Syngué Sabour, pierre de patience
Court métrage introduisant le livre d'Atiq Rahimi.
Atiq Rahimi Terre et cendres
Atiq Rahimi - Terre et cendres - bande annonce : "Terre et cendres", un film d'Atiq Rahimi , 2003 - Production : Les Films du lendemain - avec Abdul Ghani , ...
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:11:15 -0800
Language is a precious thing for writer and film-maker Atiq Rahimi, the bearer of Afghan and French passports: witness the process he followed to adapt his 2008 novel Syngué Sabour, translated into English as The Patience Stone, for the screen. After ...
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:30:00 -0800
French-Afghan director and writer Atiq Rahimi, whose latest film 'The Patience Stone' opened the Soul of Asia section at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), wished he was born in this country. The filmmaker is best known for his ...
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:50:49 -0800
During tonight's ceremony, the Cinecoles award was presented by the jury, comprising French actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey (Origins), French directors Jan Kounen (The Players) and Sylvie Testud (Another Woman's Life), Afghan director Atiq Rahimi (The ...
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 20:30:00 -0800
The jury was presided over by Moroccan director Noureddine Lakhmari, and included French director Jan Kounen, Afghan director Atiq Rahimi and French actors Astrid Berges-Frisbey and Sylvie Testud. The film “Bad” tells the story of a young deaf and mute ...
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:00:15 -0800
Carrière has collaborated with the director, Atiq Rahimi, who wrote the original novel; their movie is by turns mysterious, moving, shocking and explicit – and very different from the kind of opaque and quietist cinema we might expect. The Patience ...
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:07:47 -0800
Invité par l'Institut français pour signer son dernier ouvrage « Maudit soit Dostoïevski » et pour présenter son film « Syngué Sabour » au « Festival du film Résistance culturelle » de Tripoli, Atiq Rahimi s'est prêté aux questions de l'« OLJ ». Avec ...
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 02:32:17 -0800
Mais la conviction du scénariste s'est d'abord heurtée au scepticisme d'Atiq Rahimi. Comment transposer à l'écran cette œuvre reposant essentiellement sur deux personnages, dont l'un est muet et inanimé, et dont l'autre à l'inverse ne cesse de parler ?
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 04:00:00 -0800
Atiq Rahimi's adaptation (with the help of Jean-Claude Carrière) of his own novel at times feels too verbose and stage-bound to flow as a film, but its portrayal of a repressed woman finding the strength to become the person she has long wanted to be ...
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