Kudo delivered at Abu Dhabi Film Festival
LONDON — Iraqi helmer Mohamed Al-Daradji was feted with Variety’s Middle East filmmaker of the year award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival on Tuesday.Helmer, whose “Son of Babylon” is Iraq’s Oscar entry for foreign-language film this year, is also in the emirate to present his feature “In My Mother’s Arms.” A work in progress, pic received a development grant from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s new Sanad film fund. Al-Daradji grew up in Baghdad and the Netherlands and is known for his intense portrayals of post-Saddam Hussein Iraq through docus and features.
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