World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Faouzi Bensaïdi*

Death_for_Sale_-_Faouzi_Bensadi_-_hi_res_web Biography
After having worked in theatre as a director and an actor, Faouzi Bensaïdi (1967, Meknes, Morocco) directed his first short film in 1997, The Cliff, which won 23 prizes in festivals in France and abroad. In 1999, he co-wrote the script for André Téchiné’s film, Far. In 2000, he directed two short films: The Wall, which won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival and The Rain Line, which won a prize at the Venice Film Festival. In 2003, his first feature film A Thousand Months won two prizes in Cannes and was distributed in over a dozen countries. In 2006 his second feature WWW-What a Wonderful World was selected for the Venice Film Festival and was distributed in several European countries.

Awards & festivals
CICAE Panorama Award (Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2012)
Special Jury Prize (Morocco National Film Festival, Morocco, 2012)
Golden Iris Award Best Film (Brussels Film Festival, Belgium, 2012)
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2011
Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE, 2011

Filmography
Features
2011 Death for Sale
2006 WWW: What a Wonderful World
2003 Mille mois (A Thousand Months)

Shorts
2000 Trajets (The Rain Line)
2000 Le mur (The Wall)
1998 La falaise (The Cliff)