Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2013

Nomination Detail

Special Mention, Achievement in Directing, 2013

Born in 1964 in Akré, Irak, Hiner Saleem first gained international attention when his undercover footage of the living conditions of Iraqi Kurds was shown at the Venice Film Festival in 1992. Since Saleem’s debut feature, Kebab Connection (1998), he has written and directed several films including Beyond our Dreams (1999) and Vodka Lemon (2003), which was awarded Best Film at the Venice Film Festival in 2005. His feature film, Kilomètre Zéro (2004), was part of the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and was followed in 2007 by the release of Dol ou la Vallée des TamboursBeneath the Rooftops of Paris (2007) and If You Die, I’ll Kill You (2011).


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