Ahmed El Maanouni

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Ahmed El Maanouni
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Ahmed El Maanouni by Karim Ramzi in 2008
Ahmed El Maanouni

1944 (age 73–74)
Casablanca, Morocco
OccupationFilm director, producer, actor, screenwriter, cinematographer
Known forTrances
Alyam, Alyam
Les Coeurs brûlés

Ahmed El Maanouni (born in 1944) is a Moroccan screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, actor and producer. His films include Alyam Alyam (1978), the first Moroccan film to be selected in Cannes Film Festival[1] 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.



Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Producer Cinematographer
1978 Alyam, Alyam Yes Yes Yes Yes Short film
1978 A Breach in the Wall No No No Yes directed by Jillali Ferhati
1981 Trances Yes Yes No Yes Documentary film
1982 Queen Lear No No No Yes directed by Mokhtar Chorfi
1982 Illusions No No No Yes directed by Julie Dash
1984 Les yeux du golfe Yes Yes No No Documentary short film
1993 Moroccan Goumiers Yes Yes No No
2006 La Fiction du Protectorat: Maroc-France, une Histoire Commune Part 1 Yes Yes Yes No Documentary film
2007 Les coeurs brûlés Yes Yes Yes No
2016 Julie-Aicha Yes Yes No No




  1. ^ "Autour de la sélection '.2007 - Festival de Cannes 2014 (International Film Festival)". Festival-cannes.fr. Retrieved 2014-02-06.

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