Amor Hakkar

  • Amor Hakkar
© François Vila
Film director, Writer, Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv, Literature

Born in 1958, in the Aurès. When he was six months old, the family left its home village to move to Besançon in France. After studying sciences, he discovered a passion for film and writing. He made a short film Apprends-moi à compter jusqu'à l'infini (1990) followed by a feature Sale temps pour un voyou (1992). In 2002, after a painful return to Algeria for his father's funeral, he discovered the Aurès, where he directed a documentary for France 5 TV: Timgad, la vie au coeur des Aurès (2002). Inspired by this journey, he wrote the script for The Yellow house (La Maison jaune) which was shot in the Berber language in the Aurès region. His third feature, A few days of respite (Quelques jours de répit) (2010) was entirely shot in Franche Comté and this time in French (selected at Sundance FilmFest 2011, and release in France on 27 April 2011).
He is also a literary writer: in 2001 his book La cité des fausses notes won the Marcel Aymé Prize.

1990 : Court-métrage/Short "Apprends-moi à compter jusqu'à l'infini"
1992 : Long métrage/Feature "Sale temps pour un voyou"
2002 : Documentaire/non-fiction film TV "Timgad, la vie au coeur des Aurès"
2007 : Long-métrage/Feature "La maison jaune" (The yellow house).
2010 : Long-métrage/Feature "Quelques jours de répit" (A few days of respite).
2013 : Long-métrage/Feature "La Preuve" (The proof).
2017 : Long-métrage/Feature "Celle qui vivra".



Amor Hakkar (*1958) ist Regisseur und Schriftsteller. In Algerien geboren und in Frankreich aufgewachsen, führte er 1990 bei „Apprends-moi à compter jusqu'à l'infini"erstmals Regie. In „La maison jaune"übernahm er neben der Regie auch die Hauptrolle. 2013 war er mit „La Preuve"beim internationalen Filmfestival in Dubai vertreten.



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