LEYLA BOUZID

Leyla Bouzid grew up in Tunis where she was born in 1984. In 2003, she went to Paris to study French literature at the Sorbonne before graduated from la Fémis in Directing. In 2015, she directed Soubresauts (Mkhobbi Fi Kobba), her graduation film, in Tunisia a few months before the revolution. Then she chose to shoot the medium-length film Zakaria in the South of France with non-professional actors. As I open my eyes, her first feature film, was selected in many international festivals where it won more than 40 awards, before becoming a real success during its almost simultaneously release in France and Tunisia.

 
 

AS I OPEN MY EYES

Feature film, 102 minutes, color 2015

Screenplay by Leyla Bouzid and Marie-Sophie Chambon

With Baya Medhaffar, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari

Produced by Blue Monday Productions

Coproduction Propaganda Production - Tunisia, Helicotronc - Belgium

French release December 23, 2015 - Shellac

Festivals
Audience Award and Europa Cinemas Label - Venice Mostra 2015, Venice Days
Golden “Bayard” for the Best First Film - Namur International Film Festival 2015
Grand Prize – Tübingen-Stuttgart International Film Festival 2015
First Prize for Best Feature Film - Dubaï International Film Festival 2015
4 Prizes - Carthage Film Festival 2015


UN ANGE PASSE

Short film, 14 minutes, color, 35mm, 2012, La Fémis

Festivals
33rd International Women's Film Festival of Créteil
33rd Henri Langlois meetings
International Inter-School Film Festival
23rd Cartago Cinema Days - Tunisia

ZAKARIA

Short film, 26 minutes, color, 2015

Produced by Barney Production

Festivals
Bronze Stallion - Fespaco Ougadougou
Prix Thomas Sankara du meilleur court métrage
Prix Ibn Battouta
Special Jury's Mention - Angers European First Film Festival
Quality Prize - CNC 2014


MKHOBBI FI KOBBA - SOUBRESAUTS

Short film, 22 minutes, color, 2011, La Fémis

Festivals
Grand Prize - Angers European First Film Festival Inter-Shcool competitions
Jury's Grand Prize - International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema of Tetouan