As a child, Karin Albou was always encouraged to be an artist : She did dance, singing … After high school, Karin studied for two years different fields such as literature, English, dance, drama class, without really knowing what to choose. Then she enrolled in a film school in Paris in order to become a screenwriter and discovered during her studies that she wanted above and beyond all to be a director. She made her first short film right after school, which confirmed her vocation. Then she spent a few years working on a documentary about Tunisia, where she lived. There, she also made her second short film « Aid el kebir » a love story that takes place in Algeria, her family’s country.
Little Jerusalem, her first feature, won the price of best screenplay in 2006 Cannes film festival (Critic’s week section), and was twice nominated for the French Academy « Cesar » The Wedding Song, is her second feature and has already won several prizes in French festivals and abroad. —San Francisco… read more