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Nouri Bouzid

Nouri Bouzid was born in 1945 in Sfax, the secon largest city in Tunisia. He studied cinema at the Institut National Superieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS) in Brussels from 1968 to 1972 and carried out his film of end of studies „Duel“ (27 Min.). Then he followed a training course in Paris in 1972 on „Rendez vous a Braye“, directed by Andre Delvaux. Bouzid also worked as assistant-director for Steven Spielberg, A. Ben Ammar, Max Pecas, David Hemmings, Philippe Clair, Pascal F. Campanile. When he went back to Tunesia, her worked for the Tunisian TV Channel RTT.

Nouri Bouzid was imprisoned from 1973 to 1979 for membership of the GEAST (Groupe d’Etudes et d’Action Socialiste Tunisien). After his release he worked again as assistant-director in several Tunisian and international film projects.

Filmography: Duel (short film, 1972) / L'homme de cendres (1986) / Les sabots en or (1989) / C'est Sheherazade qu'on assassine (short film as part of the film project "La guerre du golfe... et après?", 1991) / Bezness (1993) / Les mains dans le plat (Kurzfilm, 1993) / Bent Familia (1998) / Poupées d'argile (2002).

Bouzid has also made a name for himself as scriptwriter. He wrote the scripts for the Films "Halfaouine - l'enfant des terrasses" (Ferid Boughedir, 1990), "La nuit de la décennie" (Babaï Brahim, 1990), "Le sultan de la médina" (Moncef Dhouib, 1992), "Les silences du palais" (Moufida Tlatli, 1994), "La saison des hommes" (Moufida Tlatli, 2001).

Nouri Bouzid founded a school of Cinema in 1994, the EDAC, where he teaches until today. He has also taught film at the Faculty of Philosophy in Manuba and at the Film Institute in Qamart. In 1994 Nouri Bouzid made a conference on the scenario in Bordeaux entitled „Sources of Inspiration“.

Nouri Bouzid also writes vernacular poetry. Some collections were published (Sinners). Many film songs are his creations.

Nouri Bouzid has obtained the Presidential Prize of the Cinema in Tunisia in 1998.

In 1992 he was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in France.



Scriptwriter and Director:

List of Prizes obtained:

L’homme de cendres
Sabots en or
Et Shehrazade s’est tue par des paroles indicibles
Bent familia
Poupees d’argile
Making of/„Akhir Film“
2006: Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage : Carthage film festival (Tunisia)
Best film “Golden Tanit”
Best actor: Lotfi Abdelli
Best actress: Fatma Saidane
2007: Festival d’amour: Mons (Belgium)
Best actor: Lotfi Abdelli
FESPACO in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Prize of The COE (Ecumenical Prize) Best actor: Lotfi Abdelli
Tribeca Film Festival (New York)
Prize of Best Scenario Best Actor: Lotfi Abdelli
Taormina Film Festival (Italy)
Special prize „Tauro d’Oro“ Best Actor: Lotfi Abdelli
New Delhi International Film Festival (India)
Special prize of the jury Best actor: Lotfi Abdelli
Oran International Film Festival (Algeria)
Best movie prize: “Golden Hoggar”