Faouzi Bensaïdi

  • Faouzi Bensaïdi
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Film director, Theatre director, Actor, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv

Moroccan Film Director, writer and actor.

Director, writer and actor Faouzi Bensaïdi was born in Meknès, Morocco, in 1967.
After completing a diploma at the Dramatic Arts Institute of Rabat, he started working in theater. In 1995, he moved to Paris to study at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts. He directed his first short film, La Falaise, in 1998; it earned several awards and toured a number of festivals. The following year, he collaborated with veteran French filmmaker André Téchiné on the script of Loin. In 2000, he directed two shorts, Le Mur and Trajets; the first received an award at Cannes; the second, at Venice. In 2003, his first feature film, A Thousand Months (Alf Shahr), was screened at Cannes in "Un Certain Regard," winning the Prix de la Jeunesse and the Prix Premier Regard.

Faouzi Bensaidi nasce il 14 marzo 1967, a Meknes, in Marocco.
Studia all'Istituto di Arte Drammatica di Rabat e inizia a mettere inscena numerosi spettacoli teatrali. Nel 1995 si trasferisce a Parigi per studiare al Conservatorio Superiore di Arte Drammatica.
Bensaidi ha collezionato 12 premi in numerosi Festival internazionali, tra cui il Prix de la Jeunesse e il Prix le premier régard al Festival di Cannes per il suo lungometraggio d'esordio, Mille Mois, e la menzione speciale per il miglior cortometraggio (Trajets) al Festival di Venezia.

1998 La Falaise (cortometraggio)
2000 Trajets (cortometraggio)
2003 Le mur (cortometraggio)
2003 Mille Mois (film)
2007 www What a Wonderful World (film)


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