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Ali Abbasi

Director. Born 1981, Iran. In 2002 he gave up his studies at Teheran Polytechnic University and travelled to Europe, where he finally settled in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2007 he graduated with a BA in architecture.

Ali Abbasi graduated as a film director at the National Film School of Denmark in 2011. His feature film debut, 'Shelley' (2016), premiered at the Berlinale. His second film, the Swedish-Danish co-production 'Border' (2018), won the main prize in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Festival.

Abbasi's third feature film, 'Holy Spider' (2022), world premiered in Competition at the Cannes Festival, winning the Best Actress award to Zar Amir Ebrahimi. The film subsequently screened at prominent festivals such as Toronto, Austin, Busan and London.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Holy Spider 2022 Direction, Screenplay, Producer DK/Feature
Border 2018 Direction, Screenplay Feature
Shelley 2016 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
M for Markus 2011 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Short fiction
I mørket er lyset 2010 Direction Short fiction
Alma 2009 Direction, Screenplay Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Full Moon 2016 Transilvania International Film Festival 2016 Shelley
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2019-07-05 Shelley
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2016-10-07 Shelley
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2016-09-15 Shelley
Sarajevo Film Festival 2016-08-12 Shelley
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2016-07-21 Shelley
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 2016-07-14 Shelley
Transilvania International Film Festival 2016-05-27 Shelley
Berlinale 2016-02-11 Shelley
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29 Shelley
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.