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Babak Jalali wins BEST DIRECTOR at the 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


The Agency client Babak Jalali has been recognized as Best Director for his film FREMONT at this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Fremont follows a young woman – Donya – who works in a Chinese fortune cookie factory while starved for sleep and wracked with PTSD from her past life serving as a translator for the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

The film stars first-time actor and real-life refugee Anaita Wali Zada and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear), with a script co-written by The Agency’s Carolina Cavalli.

Babak Jalali and Carolina Cavalli are represented by Hannah Boulton at The Agency.

Published: 10th July 2023