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Mehdi Charef, Director, France / Algeria
Algeria is everything. But this country does not seem to exist. It is not out of the womb. We feel that this is a young country just waiting to blossom. The possibilities are immense. Wait until the former military leave.
Mr. Mehdi Charef is a writer and a filmmaker, as such, he is a pioneer. Mehdi Charef was born in Algeria in 1952. He moved to Paris with his family in 1964 and worked in an engineering factory in the suburbs after leaving school.
Costa Gravas sensed Mr.Charef’s talent and bought the rights to this first novel proposing him, thereby, to come into the world of Cinema. After the major success of Thé Au Harem D’Archimède, (Winner of the Cesar Award, Victor Hugo Award, SOS Racisme Award, Madrid Grand Festival Award, etc.), Mr. Charef’s writing and filmmaking careers seem to be following an ideal path with: Miss Mona, with Jean Carmet in 1986; Camomille, with Philippine Leroy Beaulieu in 1988; Le Harki de Meriem, a novel published at the Mercure de France in 1989; Au Pays des Juliets, (Cannes Film Festival Official Selection), in 1992;
Pigeon Vole, with Philippe Leotard, produced for Arte in 1995; La Maison d’Alexina, novel published at the Mercure de France and subsequently shot for Arte in 1999; Marie Line, with Murielle Robin, (Grand Jury prize by the City of Sarlat and winner as Best Film at the Albi film Festival), in 2000 and La Fille de Keltoum, (Official selection in Toronto), in 2002. After writing and directing Tanza, for All the Invisible Children, Mr. Charef has directed his play 1962 at Théatre Montparnasse in Paris and is now preparing his next feature about the Algerian War, titled Cartouches Gauloises. – MK Films
A still for the film Tahader Katha
The English title for the film is “Their Story”. The language Bengali also needs to be added.
Abdelkrim Bahloul, Director, Algeria
Algeria produces nothing. It is the fault in the system and its governance. This needs to change through a pluralist democratic movement extended to all Algerians.
Abdelkrim Bahloul studied at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Algiers, and later at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Paris. In 1973, he obtained an MA in Modern Literature at the University of Paris. He then went on to study film at IDHEC. Before becoming director, he became a camera operator at TF1 and Antenne 2 from 1976 to 1980, then assistant director at TF1 from 1980 to 1983.
His first feature – film “The mint tea,” presented in 1984 at the Cannes Film Festival, described with humor and tenderness the tricks and lies of a young immigrant who believes that his mother remained in Algeria, but is actually livingl in Paris. He then made three more feature films and he developed this reflection on the situation of the emigrant, his relationship with his country and its history as with the host city and its inhabitants:
“A Vampire in Paradise” (1991) Grand Prize Film Festival of humor Chamrousse, Grand Prize of the International Festival for Children and Youth in Paris.
“The sisters Hamlet” (1996) Grand Prix of the Festival of Mediterranean Cinema in Valencia (Spain) Grand Prix of the festival “Vues d’Afrique” – Montreal (1997)
“Night of Destiny” (1997), Best Director Pan African Film Festival in Johannesburg (1998).
His latest film “The sun murdered” (2003) starring Charles Berling is about the tragedy of Algeria, and has been presented in international festivals (Audience Award at the Festival World – Montreal in September 2003). – Africulture
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Tewfik Fares, Director, Algeria
Tewfik Fares was born in 1937 in Bordj Bou Arrerdij, Algeria. He published at Julliard in 1962 a collection of poetry. He wrote the screenplay for the 1967 Wind Aures directed by Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina and would later work with Lakhdar Hamina on the award winning Chronicle of the Years of Fire in 1975. He contributed to newspapers and news and made about fifty documentaries. Producer and director, he created the weekly “Mosaic” on FR3. In 1969 he directed Les Hors La Loi and in 1971 another feature film, The Return, a story of a migrant witnessing an independent Algeria. – Adapted from Aflam
Belkacem Hadjadj, Director, Algeria
At all times, in my work as a filmmaker, a concern for memory has been a major concern, up to and including my documentaries. I think one of main reasons of the deep distress of Algerian youth is this break with the past and the memory of their society.
Belkacem Hadjadj was born in 1950 in Algiers. After studying film at INSAS, where he graduated in 1977, he worked for Radio Télévision Belge (RTB) until 1978 and the Algerian Radio and Television (RTA) between 1978 and 1987.
Between 1985 and 1991, he taught film at the National Institute of Information Sciences and Communication (INDIC) in Algiers. In 1982, he directed his first short film. Gout, followed by three TV movies: Le Bouchon in 1980, Bouziane el Kalaï El Khamsa in 1983 and 1988. In 1995, he signed his first feature fiction, Machaho, and in 1998 he made the feature documentary L’Arc-en-ciel burst. A woman taxi driver in Sidi Bel Abbes followed in 2004 and was presented at the Carthage Festival. El Manara, his latest work, has been praised for its realism. – filmsdesdeuxrives
Amor Hakkar, Director, Algeria, France
What interests me and worries me the most, perhaps, is the understanding among human beings. It is love, we do not always see, which may perhaps think that it is gone, but still exists.
Born in 1958, in the Aurès. When he was six months old, the family left its home village to move to Besançon in France. After studying sciences, he discovered a passion for film and writing. He made a short film Apprends-moi à compter jusqu’à l’infini (1990) followed by a feature Sale temps pour un voyou (1992). In 2002, after a painful return to Algeria for his father’s funeral, he discovered the Aurès, where he directed a documentary for France 5 TV: Timgad, la vie au coeur des Aurès (2002). Inspired by this journey, he wrote the script for The Yellow house (La Maison jaune) which was shot in the Berber language in the Aurès region. His third feature, A few days of respite (Quelques jours de répit) (2010) was entirely shot in Franche Comté and this time in French (selected at Sundance FilmFest 2011, and release in France on 27 April 2011). He is also a literary writer: in 2001 his book La cité des fausses notes won the Marcel Aymé Prize.- Africulture
Ahmed Rachedi, Director, Algeria
Born in 1938 in Tebessa in Algeria.
He received his professional training in the film section of the FLN in Tunis. In 1962 he was one of the founding members, with René Vautier , the media center CAV. Director General of ONCIC since 1967, when it was founded, until 1971, he produced several films of Costa-Gavras and Youssef Chahine . He made many short films from 1962 and participates in the collective film To live in Algeria (1972). In 1981 he produced a series in twelve parts for the RTA, Barbs / Silane followed eleven years later was the war (with Maurice Fallevic, France, 1992).
His last feature film, Ben Boulaid completed in 2009 is dedicated to Mostefa Ben Boulaid, one of the figures of the Revolutionary War. – Africulture
Mohammed Soudani, Director, Algeria, Switzerland
Born in El-Chelif ( Algeria) in 1949 – Algerian and Swiss nationality.
After attending IDHEC (Institut des Hautes Ecoles Cinématographiques) in Paris, he worked as a cameraman for Algerian TV (1970 – 1971). Between 1972 and 1986 he worked at Polivideo SA in Switzerland as a cameraman. After a period in the United States he began working in the theatre as a director of photography for opera, on productions directed by Luca Ronconi, Giuliano Montaldo and Werner Herzog among others.
In cinema, again as director of photography, he worked on the following films: Il ponte by Rinaldo Zambrano, Antigone by Grytsko Mascioni, L’oro nel camino by Nello Risi (nomination for photography at the Emmy Awards), Les guérisseurs by Sidiki Bakaba, Il giocatore invisibile by Sergio Genni, Au Nom du Christ and Adanggaman by Roger Gnoan M’Bala (Award for Best Photography at Fespaco 2001), Le dernier voyage by Jean-Marie Teno, Nocaut by Stefano Knuchel and Ivan Nurchis.
In 1997 he made his first full-length feature film as director: Waalo Fendo, là où la terre gèle, which was selected for that year’s Locarno Film Festival and for many other festivals; Waalo Fendo received the Award for Best Swiss Film in 1998 and the Award for Best First Work at the Milano Film Festival, the United Nations Award at Fespaco in 1999 and a nomination at the Human Rights Festival in Amsterdam. Produced by Amka Films, the movie represented Switzerland in 1998 at the Prix Italia in Assisi.
The full-length documentary film Sud – Les diseurs d’histoires was presented in the Filmmakers of the Present sidebar at Locarno in 1998 and afterwards at many other festivals.
Between 1992 and 2007 Soudani made more than 30 documentaries for television, shown at different festivals and broadcast on RSI-Swiss Television.
Between 1989 and 1990 Soudani directed documentaries in co-production with Ivory Coast Television, including Yiribakro, bois sacré (nominated among the 12 best documentaries at MIP-TV in Cannes in 1990 and winner in Montecarlo the same year of Best Documentary Young Television) and Nawa, l’homme et l’eau, which took an award at the Ethnographic Festival in Milan in 1989.
His full-length documentary film Guerre sans images (2002) competed in the Critics’ Week at the Locarno Film Festival and was subsequently selected for various international festivals, including Karlovy Vary, Södeborg, Amsterdam and the Biennale de l’Istitut du Monde Arabe – selected by Cahiers du cinéma for the Festival d’Automne, Paris. It also received the Special Jury Award at the Cinemambiente Festival in Turin in 2003.
The TV drama Roulette followed in 2007 and in 2010 Soudani shot the full-length feature film Taxiphone in the Algerian desert. He has just completed the filming of Lionel, a modern fairy-tale shot in Switzerland and Africa. – Taxiphone film website
Sarah Bouyain, Director, Burkina Faso, France
There is something mysterious about this world of Africa that can be somewhat frightening at times. People project a certain fantasy that is not very positive. Perhaps I reflect a certain fantasy that comes from my father’s eternal fantasy of returning.
Sarah Bouyain, mixed-race of French-Burkinabé parentage was born in Reims, Marne. After acquiring a university degree in mathematics she entered the l’école Nationale supérieure Louis Lumière (“École de Vaugirard”). Two years later, she worked as assistant camerawoman on different films as well as advertisements and also worked as image intern for the film Léon by Luc Besson.
Her documentary Les Enfants du Blanc was released in 2000 and the book of short stories Metisse façon, published in 2003. She has also written articles mainly focusing on the theme of mixed-race and exile for Africultures, Presence Africaine and Codesria.- African Women In Cinema
Issiaka Konate, Director, Burkina Faso
Born in 1959 in Burkina Faso. Having made three documentary films and one short, Konate directed his first fiction film “Souko, cinematography cardboard.” The film won the Cannes Jury Prize and the Junior Prize of the French Cooperation for film in 1998. It was also given a Special Jury Mention at FESPACO. – belleville-en-vues
Drissa Toure, Director, Burkina Faso
The American does not exist. Everyone is Italian-American, African American and so on.
Drissa Toure was born in 1952 in Banfora, Burkina Faso. He is a self-taught filmmaker and has directed two feature length films, Laada in 1991 and Haramuya in 1995. Toure is also a producer and owns a company, Lolo movies. He is also a director of a film festival held annually in June in Gaoua which celebrates African rural life. – Adapted from Africultures
Joseph Kumbela, Director / Actor, Congo Kinshasa
*If anyone can find a still for Joseph Kumbela that would be great. I could not find anything on the web.
Born in 1958. He has lived in Switzerland since 1980. First he began his career as an actor in the United States and France. He won the Best Actor for the comedy “Gito the ungrateful” directed by Leonce Ngabo (Burundi) at the FESPACO awards in 1993.
Since 1994, he has written and directed several short films. In 1998, he directed the first African film shot in China: “The stranger from Africa” (“Feizhou Laowai”, 13 min.) This film looks at the funny confrontation of cultures. A romance between a Chinese woman and her fiance Lulu an African student. – Africulture
Thierry Michel, Documentarist filmmaker, Belgium
I like the Congo? I love her even more than before. I think the more one goes inside the country, the more you will like. Not only by the beauty of its landscapes, but also by its people who have a faculty of hospitality and generosity very strong.
13 October 1952, Charleroi, Belgium
Thierry Michel, the indefatigable globe trotter. Always anxious to find out about the wide world, the Belgian director has already explored, through documentary or fiction, Morocco and its people (Issue de secours 1987)), Brazilian favelas (Gosses de Rio (1990), the culture of Zaire (Zaïre, le cycle du serpent (1998)), a Guinean hospital (Donka radioscopie d’un hôpital africain (1996)) or the contadictions of Iranian society (Iran sous le voile des apparences (1996)). But Thierry Michel does not forget his native Belgium. Born in 1952 in Charleroi, in the heart of an industrial region nicknamed "the Black Country, the director made his first documentaries following the miners or the steelworkers among whom he had been raised. His first feature film was also well-rooted since it was a re-creation of the great insurrectional strike of 1960 (Hiver 60 (1983)). Thierry Michel also explored the inside of a Belgian prison in “Hôtel particulier”. But whether in his native Belgium or in a far country, this humanist is always on the lookout for what brings people closer together. Which makes him more than just a standard documentarist or fiction director.- IMDB
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New still and synopsis for Wild Man Blues
Wild Man Blues is a 1998 documentary film directed by Barbara Kopple, about the musical avocation of actor/director/comic Woody Allen. The film takes its name from a jazz composition sometimes attributed to Jelly Roll Morton and sometimes to Louis Armstrong and recorded by both (among others). Allen’s love of early 20th century New Orleans music is depicted through his 1996 tour of Europe with his New Orleans Jazz Band. Allen has played clarinet with this band for over 25 years. Although Allen’s European tour is the film’s primary focus, it was also notable as the first major public showcase for Allen’s relationship with Soon-Yi Previn. —Wikipedia
Synopsis for The Visitors
Elia Kazan’s “The Visitors,” written by his eldest son, Chris Kazan, and shot in 16-mm, entirely in and around the Kazan country home in Newton, Conn., concerns the ordeal of Bill Schmidt (James Woods), an ex-G.I. who, with Martha (Patricia Joyce), the unwed mother of his baby, is threatened for 16 hours by two former buddies against whom the G.I. brought evidence of war crimes during their tour of duty in Vietnam. —Vincent Canby
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EnglishPROD Tony TenserSCR Clive Exton, Gerry Davis, Kit PedlerDP Kenneth TalbotED Keith Palmer
One question: since this new “influx” of films has withered after a week or two, is it possible that the NEW DUPLICATE profiles will be somehow…vanquished in the near future?
Or must the MUBI public once again come to the rescue and ummm…“link” those duplicates to the dear, ever-worthwhile MUBI team which will “eventually” erase all of them?
Mahmoud Zemmouri, Director / Actor, Algeria
Hey .. The myth of Algeria. It is a country that most young Beurs do not know. So we are right in fantasy.
Mahmoud Zemmouri was born in 1946 in Boufarik. He first started out as an actor, he acted in Tchao Pantin (Claude Berri, 1983), The Smale (Jean-Loup Hubert, 1983). He has since moved into directing films making Folles Annees Twist in 1986 starring Richard Bohringer. His films are usually set in France and follow the struggles of Algerian immigrants. – Adapted from Aflam
Rogelio Paris, Director, Cuba
Kangamba is not a movie about war but in war. For me it is the anti-war movie, the military
conflict is no more than the context where these events between men and women occur
Rogelio Paris is a renowned Cuban film director who was born in Havana. He studied law and history at the University of Havana and studied at the Professional School of Advertising. He started working as writer and director in television. In 64 ’he joined the ICAIC Director of documentaries. He is currently Professor of Film Directing at the Faculty of Film Radio and Television Institute of Art. The Basin Film Festival, will present his latest film “Kangamba”, a film that portrays the clash between racist South African army UNITA against the forces of FAPLA, loyal to the Angolan government and a group of Cuban fighters of the RAF, stationed in Kangamba, a small town in southern Angola. – blogsdelagente
Francisco Manso, Director, Portugal / Cape Verde
Francisco Manso was born November 28, 1949 in Lisbon (Portugal). He produced and directed films and documentaries for television and film since 1981. His most notable “Terra Nova Mar Velho” (1981) “Filhos do vento e da estrada” (1988) Alentejo cantado (1991) and “O testamento do senhor napumoceno” (1994). – Africulture
Forty years of African cinema, but increasingly we regress in the field of cinema.
Born in October 19, 1966.
Tasséré Ouédraogo attented a technical training at Aformov, in Paris before studying script and production at Ina and CPAF. He started his career as director in 2000 with the short film “Le chauffeur du deputé”, then “Le retour de la main habile”, and “Warba dance”. Tassere is the younger brother of the celebrated filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo. – Africulture
Combine Shirley Anne Field and Shirley Ann Field.
Johnny Be Good
Bamako Sigi-Kan, Manthia Diawara, Mali, 2003, has no still. Here is a good quality still to use.
Possible Stills for Storm Riders
Profile Picture for cast member Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band. Formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, the band currently consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (Lead guitar, backing vocals), Nick O’Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums, percussion, backing vocals). Former members include Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Glyn Jones (lead vocals, rhythm guitar).
The band have released four studio albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006), Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007), Humbug (2009) and Suck It and See (2011), as well as one live album At the Apollo (2007). Their debut album became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history, surpassing Oasis’ Definitely Maybe and remains the fastest-selling debut album for a band in the UK.
Arctic Monkeys are heralded as one of the first acts to come to the public attention via the Internet (fan-based sites rather than from the band), with commentators suggesting they represented the possibility of a change in the way in which new bands are promoted and marketed. — Wikipedia