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Atiq Rahimi
Atiq Rahimi.jpg
Atiq Rahimi in 2009
Born (1962-02-26) February 26, 1962 (age 52)
Kabul
Occupation Senior Creative Advisor, Writer, Photographer and Film Director, Senior Creative Advisor, Moby Media Group
Website
www.tolo.tv

Atiq Rahimi (born 26 February 1962 in Kabul) is a French-Afghan writer and filmmaker.

Life[edit]

Attic Rahimi 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]

Works[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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1303 news items

 
New York Times
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:00:23 -0800

... resentments and dreams to her much older husband (Hamidrez Javdan, above, with Ms. Farahani), a comatose guerrilla fighter with a bullet in his neck — things she might never say if he were awake — in this drama directed by Atiq Rahimi, adapted ...
 
Screen International
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:52:30 -0800

Farahani was nominated as most promising actress at this year's Cesar Awards in France for her role in Atiq Rahimi's The Patience Stone. Her credits also include Asghar Farhadi's About Elly (2009) and Hiner Saleem's My Sweet Pepper Land (2013).

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Tageblatt online
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:53:46 -0800

Syngué Sabour – "Pierre de patience" mit Liliane Addé und Catherine Marques, nach dem Roman von Atiq Rahimi, FR, alle Altersgruppen, 60 min. www.icietmaintenant.lu. Sa., 22. Nov., 21.30 Uhr Contes coquins d'Algérie, mit Fahem Abes, FR, ab 16 Jahren, ...
 
Mumbai Mirror
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:33:45 -0800

This edition of From Literature to Film is set to screen Syngue Sabour: Pierre de Patience (The Patience Stone), based on a 2008 novel written by French-Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi. Golshifteh Farahani stars as a young woman, whose husband is in a ...

Variety

Variety
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:57:16 -0800

Nathanael Karmitz's Paris-based MK2 is bringing two new films onto the international market: French-Afghan director-writer Atiq Rahimi's “Nocturne Afghan,” and “A Simple Man,” from Gallic auteur Stephane Brize, and starring Vincent Lindon. MK2′s ...
 
The Plain Dealer (blog)
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:15:33 -0700

There are flies on food, flies in the street, flies in a jail cell and “flies buzzing around the arsehole of a dead cow.” When Rassoul, the main character, cuts himself shaving, “A fly starts buzzing around the cuts. He waves it away. It comes back and ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 05:00:27 -0700

As its title suggests, A Curse on Dostoevsky puts itself in conversation with the great Russian writer, and specifically with Crime and Punishment. Instead of St Petersburg, the action unfolds in Kabul. (Atiq Rahimi was born in Kabul, but divides his ...
 
Daily Sabah
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:02:07 -0700

Author and director of Afghan descent Atiq Rahimi gained critical acclaim with his novel "The Patience Stone" on the hardships facing Afghan women under the Taliban regime. The novel was adapted into a film, bringing Rahimi international fame.
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