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17/03/2014

Said C. Naciri, Moroccan director of KanyamakanSaid C. Naciri, Moroccan director of Kanyamakan

"It's an action film, the first of its genre in Morocco"

A new talent on the Moroccan film scene, Said C. Naciri first arrived in Marrakech at the age of 14, before travelling to the United States where he studied production and directing at the Los Angeles Film School. A few years later, Naciri...

Morocco

07/03/2014

Mohamed Zineddaine, Moroccan director of Passion et ColèreMohamed Zineddaine, Moroccan director of Passion et Colère

"My two films Réveil and Passion et Colère bear the mark of literature"

In his film Passion et Colère (lit. "Passion and Anger"), out this week in Moroccan cinemas, director and writer Mohamed Zineddaine addresses the disappointment in love of a writer played by Omar Lotfi. Mohamed Zinnedaine’s filmography consists...

Morocco

24/02/2014

Othman Naciri, Moroccan director of SagaOthman Naciri, Moroccan director of Saga

"This film is a very Moroccan story"

Saga, l’histoire des hommes qui ne reviennent jamais (lit. "Saga, the story of men who never return") is Moroccan director Othman Naciri's first feature film. In Saga, the Moroccan director has chosen to make a choral film, a narrative form that...

Morocco

04/02/2014

Malek Bensmaïl, Algerian director of La Chine est encore loinMalek Bensmaïl, Algerian director of La Chine est encore loin

"The more we make documentaries, the more powerful the next Algerian fictions will be"

Fifty years after the beginning of the Algerian war of independence, Algerian director Malek Bensmaïl set up his camera in a village in the region of Algeria seen as the “cradle of the revolution”, and asked its inhabitants about their views on...

Algeria

24/12/2013

Talal Derki, Syrian director of Return to HomsTalal Derki, Syrian director of Return to Homs

"We kept the work secret"

Return to Homs is Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki's first feature-length documentary. The documentary made its world premiere during the 26th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam last November. Return to Homs tells the...

Events and Festivals, Syria

22/12/2013

Amir Ramses, Egyptian director of Jews of EgyptAmir Ramses, Egyptian director of Jews of Egypt

"I wanted to shock the viewers by only giving them images that cannot possibly be fiction"

Last December, the audience of the 13th Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival was able to see Egyptian director Amir Ramses' Jews of Egypt. As the title indicates, the documentary is based on interviews of Jews who used to live inEgypt before...

Events and Festivals, Egypt

20/12/2013

Latifa Doghri and Salem Trabelsi, Tunisian directors of Boxing with HerLatifa Doghri and Salem Trabelsi, Tunisian directors of Boxing with Her

"These women chose boxing to acquire a place in society, to be seen, to exist"

Tunisian directors Latifa Doghri and Salem Trabelsi screened their first documentary Boxing with Her at the 13thBrussels Mediterranean Film Festival last December. The film follows Tunisian women boxers in their daily struggle to defend their...

Events and Festivals, Tunisia

10/12/2013

Pascal Diot, director of the Dubai Film MarketPascal Diot, director of the Dubai Film Market

The French producer and sales agent describes this year's market

Film distributors from the South Mediterranean attended the Dubai International Film Festival's Dubai Film Market last week, where they were able to network and raise the visibility of the one-year-old MEDIS film distributor network, launched...

Events and Festivals

03/12/2013

Didier Boujard, director of MeditalentsDidier Boujard, director of Meditalents

"They tend to describe 2D characters, we teach them to make 3D characters"

For the third year in a row, the TransMeditarrenean Film Workshop is partnering up with the Marrakesh International Film Festival Foundation's Cinécoles competition. The workshop is open to emerging filmmakers from the Mediterranean region who...

02/12/2013

Tariq Teguia, Algerian filmmaker of Zendj RevolutionTariq Teguia, Algerian filmmaker of Zendj Revolution

"The film is still being seen around Algeria thanks to… piracy"

Euromed Audiovisual met young Algerian auteur filmmaker Tariq Teguia in Rome, where he was a guest of honour at the third Cinemondo film festival, held in the Italian capital from November 21 to 26. Teguia speaks about Zendj Revolution, the...

Algeria, Events and Festivals

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