Babak Jalali

Babak Jalali at IFFR

Babak JALALI (1978, Iran) moved to London at a young age. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, he was accepted at the London Film School. His graduation film, Heydar: An Afghan in Tehran (2005), was nominated for the BAFTA for Best Short Film. In 2009 he made his first feature film, Frontier Blues, which won the FIPRESCI prize for Best Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival. His Iranian background plays a central role in his work.


Heydar, yek Afghani dar Tehran/Heydar: An Afghan in Tehran (2005, short), Frontier Blues (2009), Radio Dreams (2016)

Babak Jalali at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR