Leila Hatami & Massoumeh Lahidji @ 37th Deauville American Film Festival


Leila Hatami & Massoumeh Lahidji @ 37th Deauville American Film Festival
by Darius Kadivar

Iranian actress Leila Hatami is among the jury members of the 37th Deauville American Film Festival (Sept 3rd-Sept 12th) in France. While translator Massoumeh Lahidji hosted debate with Francis Ford Coppola.   Leila Hatami alongside Sabrina Ouazani, Elisa Sednaoui, and Benjamin Siksou, Hatami judged the Revelation section of the festival, which was headed by Samuel Benchetrit. They

will pick a film to receive this year's Cartier Trophy from the festival.

The Deauville American Film Festival is an annual film festival dedicated to American cinema.

Red Carpet :

Coppola honoured at Deauville :

For the 37th time some of America's film legends have come to the coast of Normandy for the American Film Festival in Deauville.

Massoumeh Lahidji (daughter of lawyer and Human Rights Activist Karim Lahiji) also served as one of the hosts of the festival interviewing this year’s honorary PresidentFrancis Ford Coppola. Lahiji is known for her accurate work as a fluenttranslator in English, French and Persian. ( See Article in LeSoir Belge on her Work as translator)

Watch Full Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola Hosted by Massoumeh Lahidji Here

Official Website :

37 Deauville American Film Festival

Recommended Readings:

Iranian Pioneers in French New Wave Cinema by Darius KADIVAR

In The Shadows of Cinematography with Darius Khondji By Darius KADIVAR


Related Blogs :

A STAR IS BORN: Leila Hatami’s Charm Seduces French Media

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 Very interesting. I was

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 Very interesting. I was not aware of this film festival. Thanks for posting.

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