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Director
Abdellatif Kechiche

Filmography
2000 La Faute a Voltaire/Blame It on Voltaire
2003 L’Esquive/Games of Love and Chance
2007 La Graine et le mulet/The Secret of the Grain

Biography
He was born in Tunis. Before he started producing films, he had  numerous parts as a theater and film actor. In 1994, he was given  the leading role in Bezness by Nouri Bouzid which won him two  interpretation awards at the Namur FF and the Damascus FF. In  2000, he made his debut as a director with the feature film La  Faute a Voltaire. In 2003 he won three César Awards (Best Film,  Best Director and Best Original Screenplay with Chalya  Lacroix) for his film L’Εsquive.

ID-07

The Secret of the Grain / Abdellatif Kechiche

At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired sixty-year-old, drags himself everyday to a shipyard job. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the divisions and tensions which are easily sparked off and which financial difficulties make even more intense. He wants to escape from it all and set up his own restaurant. Although it appears to be an unreachable dream, he can still dream and talk about it with his family, which gradually falls in with this project which comes to symbolize the means to a better life.


Director:Abdellatif Kechiche
Script:Abdellatif Kechiche, Chalya Lacroix
Cinematography:Lubomir Bakchev
Editing:Chalya Lacroix
Sound:Olivier Laurent, Art Direction: Benoit Barouh
Costumes:Maria Beloso Hall
With:Habib Boufares (Slimani), Farida Benkhetache (Karina), Hafsia Herzi (Rym), Abdelhamid Aktouche (Hamid), Bouraouia Marzouk (Souad)
Producer:Jérôme Seydoux, Claude Berri
Production:Pathé Renn Productions, France & Hirsch, France
Production Country:France
Co-production: France 2 Cinema
Format:35mm Color
Duration:151'
Production Year:2007
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Friday, November 23, 2007 - 20:00
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 19:00
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