NADIR MOKNÈCHE

Nadir Moknèche was born in 1965 in Paris of Algerian parents. He lived in Algiers during his childhood and returned to Paris at the age of 16. After two years of law school, he decided to attend drama classes at the National Theater of Chaillot. In 1993, he moved to New York and directed two short films at The New School for Social Research. Back in Paris, he directed his first film, Harem of Madame Osmane, then Viva Laldjérie, shot in Algiers in 2003. Paloma’s Delight, his third feature film, didn’t pass censorship in Algeria but was a great success in France and in festivals. Nadir Moknèche was a resident of Villa Medicis as a filmmaker for the 2010-2011 season. After filming his fourth film Goodbye Morocco, in Tangier, he directed his first film entirely in France : Lola Pater, his 5th feature-film with Fanny Ardant in the lead part. It was selected at the Locarno Film Festival 2017 and successfully released simultaneously in France, Belgium and Switzerland.

 

 
 

LOLA PATER

Feature film, 94 minutes, color, HD, 2017

With Fanny Ardant, Tewfik Jallab, Nadia Kaci, Lucie Debay, Lubna Azabal

French release August 9, 2017 - ARP Selection


PALOMA DELIGHT

Feature film, 134 minutes, color, 35 mm, 2007

Produced by Sunday Morning Productions

With Biyouna, Aylin Prandi, Nadia Kaci, Daniel Lundh

French release July 11, 2007 - Les Films du Losange

Festivals
Best French Language Film - Lumières Award 2007
Best Actress Award for Nadia Kaci - Tarifa 2008
Capital Focus Award - Washington 2007
Cabourg, Paris Cinema, Namur, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Casablanca, Stockholm, Cairo, Beirut, Athens, Milan, Edinburgh, New Delhi, San Francisco…


LE HAREM DE MME OSMANE

Feature film, 100 minutes, color, 35mm, 2001

Produced by Bloody Mary Productions

With Carmen Maura, Nadia Kaci, Myriam Amarouchene

French release February 21, 2001 - Océan Films

Festivals
Best Screenwriter Grand Prize 1998
Most Promising First Film Prize of The Arab World Institute in Paris
Jerusalem, Cairo, Brussels, San Francisco...

GOODBYE MOROCCO

Feature Film, 98 minutes, color, HD, 2013

With Lubna Azabal, Rasha Bukvic, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Anne Coesens, Ralph Amoussou et Abbes Zahmani

French release February 13, 2013 - Les Films du Losange

Festivals
Special Mention In Narrative Feature Category - Doha Tribeca Film Festival


VIVA ALGERIA

Feature film, 113 minutes, color, 35mm, 2004

Produced by Sunday Morning Productions

With Lubna Azabal, Biyouna, Nadia Kaci

French release April 7, 2004 - Les Films du Losange

Festivals
Jury's Special Prize - Florence Film Festival
Critics' Prize - Bratislava Film Festival
Jury's Prize - Athens Film Festival
Yokohama, Karlovy Vary, Thessalonique, Munich...


JARDIN

Short film, 11 minutes, color, 16mm

Cinema Reflet République in Paris


HANIFA, AINSI VA L'AMOUR

Based on Médée by Euripide
Short film, 9 minutes, N&B, 16mm

First Prize - The New School for Social ResearchFestival , New York 1994