Magazine article Screen International

Makhmalbaf to Chair EIFF Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Makhmalbaf to Chair EIFF Jury

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The Iranian director will be joined by Scottish actor Kevin McKidd and film critic Derek Malcom.

Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf will chair the Michael Powell Best British Feature Film Competition Jury at the upcoming Edinburgh Film Festival, which runs June 19-30.

Makhmalbaf became the youngest director in official selection at the Cannes Film Festival 1988 with her first feature The Apple, for which she won the London Film Festival's Sutherland Trophy. Her second film The Blackboard and third, At Five in the Afternoon, both received the jury prize at Cannes.

She will be joined on the jury by Scottish actor Kevin McKidd, who starred in last year's EIFF closing night gala Brave, and chief film critic at the Evening Standard, Derek Malcolm.

British films competing for the Michael Powell Award include Justin Edgar's We Are The Freaks, Paul Wright's For Those In Peril, Jamie Chambers' Blackbird and John Hardwick's Svengali. …

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