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
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.
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.
|Script:||Abdellatif Kechiche, 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 |
|JOHN CASSAVETES:||Friday, November 23, 2007 - 20:00|
|PAVLOS ZANNAS:||Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 19:00|