Nouri Bouzid

Sfax, Tunisia, 1945


Screenwriter and director, he enrolled in film studies in 1968 at INSAS (Institut National des Arts du Spectacle et Techniques de Diffusion) in Brussels, where he graduated in 1972, with his short film Duel. Then he returned to Tunisia where he worked for television for a year, but was arrested for his connections with the radical group GEAST (Groupe d'Etude et d'Action Socialiste Tunisian). He was released in 1979. At first he worked on film sets as directors’ assistant and doing various other jobs. He wrote and directed his first film Rih essed in 1986, which focuses on the problem of child abuse and has received Un Certain Regard award in Cannes. He filmed the drama Safa'ih min dhahab three years later, and in his film Bezness (1992) he portrays male prostitution. He took part in the omnibus Harb El Khalij... wa baad (1993). In his film Bent familia (1997) he deals with the position of women in modern day Tunisia. After Poupées d'argile (2002) about house maids from poor communities, in Making of, le dernier film (2006) he deals with religious fundamentalism. Millefeuille (2013) is currently his latest film. Apart from working in film, since mid 1990’s he has been lecturing at EDAC (L’École des Arts et du Cinéma) in Tunisia.


Films by this director

Making of, le dernier film


Directed by: Nouri Bouzid
PHOTOGRAPHY: Michel Baudour

Bahta is a twenty-five-year-old unemployed Tunisian, who lives without a specific goal and ambition. The only thing he enjoys and is good at is dancing. He has a girlfriend he is often jealous of because he is convinced that she is cheating on him. In general, his temperament often gets him in trouble. On one occasion he gets help from an older, religious man who shows an interest in him. At first he just tries to turn him away from sin and the Western influence, but then wins him over to the fu...

color, digital, 120 min
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