Tamer Ruggli

  • Tamer Ruggli
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Film director, Screenwriter
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Swiss-Egyptian filmmaker.

Tamer RUGGLI is a Film Director and Screenwriter.

He is known for "Back to Alexandrie / Retour en Alexandrie" (2023, Director, Screenwriter)

Il est diplômé de l'École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL).

Born on 24 May 1986, in Zurich, Switzerland.

* 1986.
Tamer Ruggli is a Swiss-Egyptian filmmaker who graduated from the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL). After intensifying his writing skills at the New York Film Academy in 2015, he was awarded the SSA Scholarship (Swiss Society of Authors) in 2016 for BACK TO ALEXANDRIA, his first feature-length fiction script. Tamer's short films have been selected and awarded by numerous prestigious international film festivals such as Palm Springs International ShortFest and Outfest Los Angeles.

Born in Zurich, Tamer Ruggli lived in Kinshasa, Riyadh and Vienna before returning to Switzerland to study at film school. In 2014 he won a grant to study screenwriting in New York.
With a Swiss father and an Egyptian mother, Tamer always grew up between both cultures, a richness that informs his short films and his forthcoming feature "The Cow's Skin".


(2023) Retour en Alexandrie / Back to Alexandria
Feature / Long métrage Fiction | starring / avec Fanny Ardant, Nadine Labaki, Eva Monti as Bobby
/// Director, Screenwriter / Réalisateur, Scénariste

(2012) Hazel
Short / Court métrage Fiction |
// Director / Réalisateur

Ruth by Tamer Ruggli
Short / Court métrage Fiction |
// Director / Réalisateur

Cappuccino by Tamer Ruggli
Short / Court métrage Fiction |
// Director / Réalisateur

The Rejects by Tamer Ruggli
Short / Court métrage Fiction |
// Director / Réalisateur

Fontes / Our Source / Quelle / Nos Sources (MAIS INFORMAÇÕES / READ MORE / PLUS D'INFOS) :
- Africiné Magazine
- www.tamerruggli.com
- www.swissfilms.ch/en/person/tamer-ruggli/A5B58DF0C3D5417BAAA345CFB6907889
- www.swissfilms.ch/fr/movie/retour-en-alexandrie/7FE327502A984945B0A5E0D64E9C5EA2
- www.rts.ch/fiction/14453692-retour-en-alexandrie-un-film-de-tamer-ruggli.html
- https://redseafilmfest.com/en/rsiff_film/back-to-alexandria/
Updated by Thierno DIA, 02 April 2024


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