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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

A Thousand Months (Mille Mois)

Faouzi Bensaïdi

Morocco, France, Belgium

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Director's Biography

A theatre director and actor, Faouzi Bensaïdi directed his first multi-award-winning short film, The Cliff, in 1997. He then co-wrote Far with André Téchiné. In 2000, Bensaïdi directed two short films: Le Mur, presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, and The Rain Line, which won an award at the Venice International Film Festival. His first feature-length film, A Thousand Months (2003), received two awards when it was presented in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes. His following films were selected for prestigious festivals: WWW - What a Wonderful World (2006) played at Venice; Death for Sale (2011) won the Art Cinema Award at the Berlin International Film Festival; and Volubilis (2017), which was selected for Venice Days and won seven awards at the Tangier National Film Festival. Deserts (2023), his latest feature film, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.

Screenings :
Thur 30 / 14h00 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs
Thur 30 / 14h00 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs
Director Faouzi Bensaïdi
Producer Laurent Lavlé, Isabelle Pragier, Souad Lamriki, Bénédicte Bellocq
Screenwriter Faouzi Bensaïdi
Cinematographer Antoine Héberlé
Production Designer Véronique Mélery, Naima Bouanani
Art Director Véronique Mélery, Naima Bouanani
Editor Sandrine Deegen
Sound Patrice Mendez
Colour Colour
Fouad Labied, Nezha Rahil, Mohamed Majd, Abdellatif Mbarki, Mohamed Bastaoui, Faouzi Bensaïdi
Production Company Gloria Films Production, Agora Films
International Sales Company MK2 Diffusion
Distributor Agora Films


Morocco, France, Belgium