|Iran’s Rakhshan Bani-Etemad to head Busan filmfest jury||
The section is dedicated to films from new Asian directors. Two works are awarded in this category.
The artistic director of Critic’s Week at Cannes Film Festival, Charles Tesson; the chief film critic of the Variety, Scott Foundas; Japanese director, Aoyama Shinji; and, South Korean filmmaker, Chung Ji-Young are other members of the jury.
Bani-Etemad’s credits include “Canary Yellow”, “Foreign Currency”, “Nargess”, “The Blue-Veiled”, “The May Lady”, “Under the Skin of the City” and “Mainline”.
She also was the head of the jury of the Muhr Asia-Africa Documentaries section of the 5th Dubai International Film Festival in 2008.
Iranian director Mehdi Parizad’s “Sarikand” is due to go on screen in A Window on Asian Cinema, a section of the BIFF, which screens the new or the most-talked-about films of the year by talented Asian filmmakers.
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