Mohamed Ben Attia
Director | Scriptwriter
Mohamed BEN ATTIA was born in Tunis in 1976. He studied audiovisual communication at the University of Valenciennes in France after graduating at the Institut de Hautes Etudes Commerciales (IHEC) in Tunis in 1998. He has directed five short films, « ROMANTISME,DEUX COMPRIMES, MATIN ET SOIR » (2004), KIF LOKHRIN (Silver award at FESPACO 2006), MOUJA (2008), LOI 76 (2011) and SELMA (2013), which was selected in the international competition of CLERMONT FERRAND FESTIVAL 2014 and won several awards in various festivals.He directs his first feature INHEBBEK HEDI in 2016 which wins the Best First Film Award and the Silver Bear Best Actor at the 2016 Berlinale as well as great critic and audience acclaim around the world. The film was released in more than twenty countries. WELDI (2018) is his second feature, World Premiered at Cannes Film Festival, at Directors’ Fortnight section.