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Atiq Rahimi
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Atiq Rahimi in 2009
Born (1962-02-26) February 26, 1962 (age 52)
Occupation Senior Creative Advisor, Writer, Photographer and Film Director, Senior Creative Advisor, Moby Media Group

Atiq Rahimi (born 26 February 1962 in Kabul) 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 in 1985[1] 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.

After the fall of the Taliban, Rahimi returned to his native Afghanistan in 2002, after 17 years of exile, and used a 150-year-old box camera to take pictures of Kabul. Six of these photographs were later purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.[1]

In November 2008, Rahimi won France's most prestigious literary prize, the 105-year-old Prix Goncourt,[2] 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.

Upon his return to Afghanistan in 2002, Rahimi became involved with the nation’s largest media group, Moby Group,[3] as a senior creative advisor. The group, established by brothers Saad Mohseni, Zaid Mohseni and Jahid Mohseni, owns Tolo TV,[4] Arman FM,[5] Kaboora Production,[6] Barbud Music,[7] Lemar TV,[8] Afghan Scene Magazine,[9] 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[10] in October 2008.

Rahimi directed a 2012 film adaptation of "Syngué Sabour" or The Patience Stone from a screenplay he co-authored with Jean-Claude Carrière. The film, starring Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, was selected as the Afghan entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.[11]


  • In Persian:
  1. Terre et cendres (Khâkestar-o-khâk), 2000.
  2. Les Mille Maisons du rêve et de la terreur, 2002.
  3. Le Retour imaginaire, 2005.
  • In French:
  1. Syngué Sabour. Pierre de patience, 2008.
  2. Maudit soit Dostoïevksi, 2011.
  • In English:
  1. Earth and Ashes, 2003.
  2. A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, 2007.
  3. Stone of Patience / The Patience Stone, 2012.
  4. A Curse on Dostoevsky, 2013.


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Francetv info

Francetv info
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Le mot à mot de Atiq Rahimi, l'écrivain est le président du jury de Biarritz dont voici le palmarès... ... Retour à Ithaque de Laurent Cantet , Abrazo du meilleur long métrage 23e festival biarritz amérique latine, cinémas et cultures... Le palmarès ...


Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:09:13 -0700

... directing with “Two Days in New York” and “Two Days in Paris.” Gentile's shingle The Film has a track record in producing both successful local comedies such as “Love Lasts Three Years” and auteur-driven dramas like Atiq Rahimi's “The Patience ...
Le Parisien
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 17:50:27 -0700

Deux écrivains, l'Afghan Atiq Rahimi et le Français Jean-Claude Carrière, le premier réalisateur de l'adaptation en 2012 de son roman sacré par le Goncourt en 2008, le second, scénariste, viendront demain soir à l'invitation du Ciné Meaux Club ...

Le Soir

Le Soir
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 03:41:15 -0700

Avec la cinéaste Agnès Merlet, la photographe Christina Malkoun, l'écrivain Atiq Rahimi et l'auteur de BD Didier Kassaï. -En décembre, le camp de Breding au Tchad (réfugiés du Darfour). Avec la cinéaste Claire Denis, le photographe Laurent Van Der ...


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:15:00 -0700

Le travail solo du leader Eric Aldéa (se coltinant avec des chorégraphes, Abou Lagraa, des cinéastes, Atiq Rahimi, ou une relecture intégrale de l'album culte Spiral Insana des dadaïstes expérimentaux brittaniques de Nurse With Wound) n'y est ...

Le Parisien

Le Parisien
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:31:36 -0700

Le ciné-club de Meaux invite ce soir deux écrivains, Jean-Claude Carrière et Atiq Rahimi, pour la projection de « Syngué Sabour, Pierre de patience ». Le premier a coscénarisé le film, le second l'a réalisé en adaptant son roman du même nom, prix ...

Tiyatro Online

Tiyatro Online
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:41:15 -0700

Tiyatro(Hâl) 24 Ekim'de Atiq RAHIMI'nin Goncourt ödüllü romanı "SABIR TAŞI"nın prömiyerini yapıyor! "KIRMIZI" ve "SOYTARILAR"ın yanı sıra yeni oyunu "SABIR TAŞI"nı da seyircilerle buluşturacak olmanın heyecanını taşıyan Tiyatro(Hâl), bu hafta "Ölü ...


Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:15:00 -0700

Escolha do Afeganistão na corrida pelo Oscar 2014 de melhor filme estrangeiro, A Pedra de Paciência é um monólogo. No filme de Atiq Rahimi, Golshifteh Farahani (indicada ao César de atriz revelação por esse papel) é uma mulher que revela uma espiral ...

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