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Nassim Abassi

Maroc

Français

Nassim a effectué ses études cinématographiques en Angleterre, au Surrey Institute of Art and Design (SIAD). Il a vécu pendant 13ans a Londres et il a produit et réalisé plusieurs court-métrages en Angleterre et au Maroc qui ont eté selectionnés dans des festivals internationaux.
En 2001, il était membre du jury au festival du film indépendant a Qatar, le jury comprenait la grande réalisatrice Iranienne Samira Makhmalbaf ainsi que d’autres réalisateurs du monde arabe. En 2002, il a commencé une thèse de doctorat sur le cinéma arabe a l’université de Londres.

THE WINTER SUN IS A LIE, son premier long-métrage anglais a gagné le prix du Meilleur film au festival international du film a New Delhi (2005).

BILA HUDOUD (2008) est le deuxième long film qu’il a écrit et réalisé ; le film a séduit le public marocain.

Son troisième long métrage, MAJID (2011), a été primé au festival de Tanger et a remporté le Faucon d’argent au Arab Film Festival de Rotterdam en 2011.
Il travaille sur un autre grand projet de long-métrage marocains.

English

Nassim Abassi is a Moroccan filmmaker. He attended film school at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design (SIAD) in Farnham, UK. He has produced and directed several short films both in the UK and in Morocco which were well received in the British and foreign film festival circuit.

In 2001, he was a member of a jury which included Samira Makhmalbaf and several other award-winning international filmmakers at the Arab Screen Independent Film Festival in Qatar. In 2002, he started a PHD research project at the University of London. His research focused on the specificity of an Arab cinema in the context of Arab aesthetics.

THE WINTER SUN IS A LIE, his first English feature film won the AWARD for BEST FEATURE FILM at the International Digital Film Festival in New Delhi (2005).

BILA HUDOUD is his second feature film in Morocco. At the moment, he is in pre-production on two Moroccan feature films that he plans to shoot late summer 2008.


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Nassim attended film school at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design (SIAD) in Farnham, UK. He has produced and directed several short films both in the UK and in Morocco which were well received in the British and foreign film festival circuit.

In 2001, he was a member of a jury which included Samira Makhmalbaf and several other award-winning international filmmakers at the Arab Screen Independent Film Festival in Qatar. In 2002, he started a PHD research project at the University of London. His research focused on the specificity of an Arab cinema in the context of Arab aesthetics.

THE WINTER SUN IS A LIE, his first English feature film won the AWARD for BEST FEATURE FILM at the International Digital Film Festival in New Delhi (2005).

He returned to Morocco in 2006 to direct a Moroccan feature film HKAYTI MAA MRATI (Story of my wife), a Moroccan comedy about an extremely jealous husband and his much younger wife.

BILA HUDOUD (Without Limits), a Moroccan thriller set in his hometown Mohammedia, was the second feature film that he wrote and directed in Morocco. The main character is a young woman, Yussra, whose life is completely shattered when she meets the’right’ man, Tarik, who has hidden from her his past as a drug trafficker.

In 2011, he releases his new Moroccan feature film MAJID that he produced and directed. It’s the coming of age story of Majid, a 10 years old orphan boy.