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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023





Tahar Rahim’s acting career took off in 2009 when Jacques Audiard offered him the main role
in A Prophet, which won the Grand Prix at the Festival de Cannes as well as nine César Awards,
including the Most Promising Actor and Best Actor Awards for Rahim’s critically acclaimed
performance. His international career was launched when he was cast in Kevin Macdonald’s
The Eagle (2011), Lou Ye’s Love and Bruises (2011), and Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Black Gold
(2011). Rahim returned to Cannes in 2013 in Asghar Farhadi’s The Past and Rebecca
Zlotowski’s Grand Central. The success of these films led him to leading roles in Fatih Akin’s The
Cut (2014), Elie Wajeman’s Les Anarchistes (2015), Katell Quillévéré’s Heal the Living (2016)
and Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Daguerrotype (2016). Rahim was nominated for a Golden Globe for
the series The Serpent, in which he has the leading role and which was recently released on
Netflix, as well as in Kevin McDonald’s The Mauritanian, in which he plays alongside Jodie
Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Upcoming projects include a key role in Extrapolations with Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington and Sienna Miller, as well as a major role in the upcoming Marvel film Madame Web. In 2023, Rahim will be seen in Ridley Scott’s next project, Napoleon, on Apple TV+.


Madame Web (S.J. Clarkson, upcoming )

Napoleon (Ridley Scott, upcoming)

Don Juan (Serge Bozon, 2022)

Extrapolations (TV; Scott Z. Burn, 2022)

The Eddy (TV; Jack Thorne, Damien Chazelle, 2021)

The Mauritanian (Kevin Macdonald,

The Serpent (Richard Warlow, Toby Finlay,

The Kindness of Strangers (Lone Scherfig, 2019)

Mary Magdalene (Garth Davis, 2018)

Treat Me Like Fire (Marie Monge, 2018)

Daguerreotype (Kiyoshi
Kurosawa, 2016)

Heal the Living (Katell Quillévéré,

The Cut (Fatih Akin, 2014)

Samba (Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, 2014)

Grand Central (Rebecca Zlotowski, 2013)

The Informant (Julien Leclercq, 2013)

The Past(Asghar Farhadi, 2013)

Our Children (Joachim Lafosse, 2012)

Black Gold (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 2011)

The Eagle (Kevin
Macdonald, 2011)

Free Men (Ismaël Ferroukhi, 2011)

Love and Bruises (Lou Ye, 2011)

A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, 2009)—Best
Actor , Prix Lumières; Best Actor , Globes de Cristal; Best European Actor, European Film Awards; Best Male
Newcomer, Étoiles d’or; Best Actor
and Most Promising Actor, César Awards.