Monia Chokri

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Monia Chokri
Monia Chokri.jpg
Chokri c. 2014
Born (1983-06-27) 27 June 1983 (age 36)
OccupationActress, film director

Monia Chokri (born 27 June 1983) is a Canadian actress and film director.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Quebec City in 1983, she began her acting career after she completed her studies at Montreal's Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in 2005.[1] Her mother is of Scottish origin with Scandinavian ancestors, while her father is from Tunisian Berber roots.[2]

In addition to having played in several theatre productions in Montreal, she has received notable roles in films presented at the Cannes Film Festival directed by Québécois filmmakers who are better known outside of Canada, namely Denys Arcand and Xavier Dolan. In Heartbeats, she played Marie, a young woman who falls in love with the same man as her gay male best friend Francis, played by Dolan, who also directed. The quality of her acting has been noted by critics, notably in Les Inrockuptibles[3] and Le Monde.[4]

At the end of 2010, the readers of Les Inrockuptibles named her #4 on their list of the top actresses of the year for her performance in Heartbeats.

Her debut as a director, the short film An Extraordinary Person (Quelqu'un d'extraordinaire), was released in 2013 and won the Prix Jutra for Best Short Film at the 16th Prix Jutra.[5] Her feature debut, A Brother's Love (La femme de mon frère), premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.[6]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2012-12-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Monia Chokri et Hafsia Herzi : filiations et racines". France Culture (in French). 22 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2012-12-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://festivalcannes.blog.lemonde.fr/2010/05/15/critique-les-amours-imaginaires-de-xavier-dolan-un-certain-regard/
  5. ^ "Chutes extraordinaires et royaumes mortels: 7 courts métrages québécois de La distributrice de films". 24 images, Vol. 172 (June/July 2015).
  6. ^ "'A Brother's Love': Cannes Review". Screen Daily, 15 May 2019.

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