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Insight on Nouri Bouzid MedFilm Festival 2019

Nouri Bouzid, born in Sfax in 1945, is a Tunisian director. Two of his films (L’Homme de cendres and Making of) won the Carthage Film Days’ Golden Tanit in 1986 and 2006 respectively. From 1968 to 1972 he studied cinema in Belgium. He was assistant director on the set of Le Larron de Pasquale Festa Campanile in 1979. He spent five years in prison for his political beliefs. In 1986, his first feature film, L’Homme de cendres, the story of a young man who remembers the traumas of his childhood shortly before his wedding, was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. His next film, Les Sabots en or, is also from 1988. Bezness, through the portrait of a man played by Abdellatif Kechiche, deals with male prostitution.

In addition to his films, he participates in the dialogue writing of Halfaouine, the son of the terraces and A summer at the Goulette by Férid Boughedir, The Sultan of the Medina by Moncef Dhouib but also The Silences of the Palace and The Season of Men by Moufida Tlatli. Filmography The Ash Man (1986) gets the Golden Tanit at the 1986 Carthage Film Festival Les Sabots en o (1988) The Gulf War… and after? (1991) Bezness (1992) Tunisiennes (original title Bent Familia) (1997) Poupées d’argile (2002) Making of (2006) Millefeuille (2012) Les Épouvantails (2019) gets the Golden Tanit during the 2006 Carthage Film Festival

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