Abdelkrim Bahloul

Abdelkrim Bahloul

ActivitiesActor, Director, Screenwriter


Represented byAgents Associés - Marie Chen

AgentJulie Chen

Abdelkrim Bahloul


    Abdelkrim Bahloul was born in Algeria. He studied at the National Conservatory in Algiers (1968-71) and then moved to France, where he took a Masters Degree in Modern Literature at the University of Paris III and followed classes at the IDHEC film school (1972-75). He worked as a camera operator for Antenne 2 and TF1 (1976-80) and then as assistant director for TF1 (1980-83). He made two shorts, "La Cellule" (1975) and "La Cible" (1978), before leaving television to direct his first feature, "Le Thé à la menthe," in 1984. In 1991 "A Vampire in Paradise" won various festival prizes at the Chamrousse Humorous Film Festival and the Paris International Festival of Films for the Young (FIFEJ). In 1998 his third feature, "Les soeurs Hamlet" (shot in 1997-98) was awarded the Grand Prize at both the Valence Mediterranean Film Festival and the Montreal "Vue d'Afrique" Festival. "Night of Fate" has already won Abdelkrim Bahloul the Best Director and Best Film prizes at the Johannesburg All Africa Film Awards. It was released in France in May 1999.



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