French-Moroccan director Hicham Ayouch was born in Paris in 1976. He began his f ilm career with the documentaries Les Reines du Roi (2005) and Poussières d’Ange (2007) and his first feature-length fiction film, Heart Edges (2006). With Fissures (2009), Ayouch gained international recognition when the film was acclaimed at numerous festivals in Europe before it was screened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Modern, London. Fevers (2015) received several festival awards, including the Golden Stallion of Yennenga at Fespaco. Abdelinho (2022) is his most recent film.