Hafsia Herzi

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Hafsia Herzi
Hafsia Herzi Cabourg 2018.jpg
Hafsia Herzi at the 2018 Cabourg Film Festival
Born (1987-01-25) 25 January 1987 (age 32)
OccupationActress, film director
Years active2007–present

Hafsia Herzi (born 25 January 1987) is a French actress and film director of Algerian and Tunisian descent. She is best known for her debut role in the award-winning Franco-Tunisian feature The Secret of the Grain for which she won the award for most promising actress at the César Awards 2008, and the Marcello Mastroianni award, for best emerging actor or actress at the 64th Venice International Film Festival.[1][2]


She is of Tunisian descent by her father and Algerian by her mother is the youngest of a family of four children (two brothers and a sister, Dalila), After the divorce of her parents, her father remarried in Algeria. Her mother lives in Marseille, where Hafsia grows up.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Secret of the Grain Rym César Award for Most Promising Actress
Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress
Marcello Mastroianni Award
Shooting Stars Award
2008 Dawn of the World Zahra
A Man and His Dog Leïla
2009 The King of Escape Curly Durandot
Buried Secrets Aïcha
2010 The Rabbi's Cat Zlebia Voice
2011 Jimmy Rivière Sonia
House of Tolerance Samira
The Source Loubna Esmeralda
2012 The Inheritance Hajar
2013 Exit Marrakech Karima
The Marchers Monia
On My Way Jeanne
2014 Le Sac de farineh Sarah
Certifiée Halal
War Story Hafsia
2015 Par accident Amra
2016 Sex Doll Virginie
2017 Des plans sur la comète Inès
Of Skin and Men Amel
Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno Camélia
2018 Féminin plurielles Hafsia Chouchane
Black Tide
Le Banc
2019 You Deserve a Love Lila Also as director
Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo Camélia
Persona non grata Iris


  1. ^ Dupont, Joan (2008-02-21). "Hafsia Herzi portrays another France in 'La graine et le mulet'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  2. ^ "Free Czech-ing". New York Post. 2010-04-04. Retrieved 2018-02-08.

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