Ahmed El Maanouni
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|Ahmed El Maanouni|
Ahmed El Maanouni by Karim Ramzi in 2008
|Born||Ahmed El Maanouni
|Occupation||Film director, producer, actor, screenwriter, cinematographer|
|Known for||Trances (الحال)
Alyam, Alyam (اليام اليام)
Les Coeurs brûlés (القلوب المحترقة)]]
Ahmed El Maanouni is a screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, actor and producer born in Casablanca. His films include Alyam Alyam (1978), the first Moroccan film to be selected in Cannes Film Festival and winner of the Grand Prize at the Mannheim film festival. He caught international attention when his film Trances was honored and presented by Martin Scorsese at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to inaugurate the World Cinema Foundation. His film Les Coeurs brûlés (2007) won the Grand Prize at the National Film festival and was awarded many international prizes. His documentary films consistently interrogate colonial history and its impact on Moroccan memory. He directs study groups and educational programs in Morocco and throughout the world. In 2007 he has been honored with the title of Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.
- 1978 : Alyam, Alyam (also screenwriter, cinematographer and producer)
- 1981 : Trances (also screenwriter and cinematographer)
- 1984 : The Eyes of the Gulf (also screenwriter)
- 1992 : The Moroccan Goumiers (also screenwriter)
- 1999 : The Life and Reign of Mohamed V (also screenwriter)
- 2005 : The Fiction of a Protectorate in Morocco-France, a History in Common 1st Part (also screenwriter and producer)
- 2006 : The Resistances in Morocco-France, a History in Common 2nd Part (also screenwriter and producer)
- 2006 : The New Challenges in Morocco-France, a History in Common 3rd Part (also screenwriter and producer)
- 2007 : Burned Hearts (also screenwriter and producer)
- 2007 : Conversations with Driss Chraïbi (also screenwriter and producer)
- 2013 : Fadma's Hands (also screenwriter) (in pre-production)
As cinematographer only
- La Belle Journée (1974), directed by Gilles Moniquet
- Une brèche dans le mur (1978), directed by Jillali Ferhati
- Queen Lear (1982), directed by Mokhtar Chorfi
- Illusions (1982), directed by Julie Dash
- L'Année Sainte (1976), directed by Jean Girault
- Les Anges de Satan (2007), directed by Ahmed Boulane
- Le Retour du Fils (2012), directed by Ahmed Boulane
- 1978 : Alyam, Alyam : official selection 1978 Cannes Film Festival
- Grand prize 1978 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival
- Winner 1st Film Award at Carthage Film Festival
- Winner 7th Art Award at Fespaco
- CICAE prize at Taormina Film Fest
- Jury Prize at Festival international du film francophone de Namur
- Critics Prize at Damascus International Film Festival
- 1981 : Trances : 1st ESEC Prize 1981 Cannes Film Festival,
- Audience Award at National Film Festival Rabat 1982,
- First film to be restored by the World Cinema Foundation and presented by Martin Scorsese at Cannes Classics 2007
- 2007 : Burned Hearts : Grand Prize 2007 National Film Festival Tangiers,
- Critics Award 2007 National Film Festival Tangiers,
- Best Sound Award 2007 National Film Festival Tangiers,
- Best Cinematography Award 2007 at Dubai International Film Festival,
- Best Director Award 2008 Oran Film Festival,
- Bronze Award 2008 Damascus International Film Festival,
- Special Jury Prize and Audience Award 2008 at Tetouan Mediterranean Cinema Festival.
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