1947 (age 66–67)
Sidi Bou Saïd, French Tunisia
Film director, film editor, politician
Moufida Tlatli ( Arabic: مفيدة التلاتلي; born 1947) is a Tunisian film director. She was the first Arab woman to direct a full featured-film ( ) in the The Silences of the Palace Arab World.
Biography [ edit ]
She was born in Sidi Bou Saïd suburb of the capital
Tunis in 1947. She said that she discovered her love to cinema with the help of her philosophy teacher.
After graduating from the French
in 1968, she returned to Tunisia where she worked as a film editor for different Institut des hautes études cinématographiques Tunisian films.
She directed her first featured-film
The Silences of the Palace in 1994. The film was acclaimed critically and won several awards : Cannes Film Festival's Golden Camera, the Golden Tanit of Carthage, British Film Institute Awards' Sutherland Trophy, Toronto Film Festival's International Critics' Award and Istanbul International Film Festival's Golden Tulip.
Her second film,
, was screened in the The Season of Men Un Certain Regard section at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. [1 ]
downfall of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 she was appointed Minister of Culture in the provisional government. [2 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the . French Wikipedia