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Name  Jamil Dehlavi

Role  Film director
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Education  Columbia University, University of Oxford
Movies  Jinnah, Infinite Justice, The Blood of Hussain, Immaculate Conception, Born of Fire
Similar People  Akbar S Ahmed, Nabil Shaban, Zia Mohyeddin, Richard Lintern, Maria Aitken

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Jamil Dehlavi (Urdu: جمیل دہلوی‎) (born 1944) is a London-based independent film director and producer of Pakistani-French origin.


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Son of a diplomat who travelled extensively between Asia and Europe, he is fluent in five languages. He studied at Karachi Grammar School, then at international schools in Paris and Rome before going to Rugby School and Oxford University. He graduated with a BA in Politics and French Literature and an MA (Hons) in Jurisprudence. He was subsequently called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn but never practised, preferring instead to go into the world of cinema. Dehlavi studied film directing at Columbia University in New York, where he was awarded an MFA degree.


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While studying there Dehlavi trained as an actor with Stella Adler and made his first feature film Towers of Silence which he wrote, produced and directed. It won the Grand Prize at the Festival of the Americas. His next film, The Blood of Hussain was selected by the Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prize at the Taormina Film Festival. All his subsequent films have also won major awards at film festivals all over the world.

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Dehlavi has worked on various projects for the BBC, Channel Four, and French television, including Qâf – The Sacred Mountain, which won awards at five environmental film festivals, and Passover, a passion play shot in Córdoba made in collaboration with the celebrated flamenco guitarist Paco Peña. He has also worked in the Radio & Visual Services Division at the United Nations and as an Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Habib University in Karachi.

Selected credits

  • 1973 The Guitarist (starring Jamil Dehlavi & Ellen Pauwels)
  • 1976 Towers of Silence (starring Judy Van Hook & Jamil Dehlavi)
  • 1980 The Blood of Hussain (starring Salman Peerzada, Kika Markham, Durriya Kazi & Jamil Dehlavi)
  • 1984 Qâf - The Sacred Mountain (short documentary film, also known as Qâf)
  • 1986 Born of Fire (starring Peter Firth & Suzan Crowley)
  • 1998 Immaculate Conception (starring Melissa Leo, James Wilby, Shabana Azmi & Zia Mohyeddin)
  • 1996 Passover (short film starring Jorge de Juan & Belen Fernandez)
  • 1997 Passion In the Desert [Producer] (starring Ben Daniels & Michel Piccoli)
  • 1998 Jinnah (starring Christopher Lee, JarrahTree, Maria Aitken & Shashi Kapoor)
  • 2006 Infinite Justice (starring Kevin Collins & Raza Jaffrey)
  • 2010 Godforsaken (starring Annabel Wright, Trevor White & Nick Ashdon)
  • 2014 Seven Lucky Gods
  • 2016 Blood Money (short film)
  • References

    Jamil Dehlavi Wikipedia