Faouzi Bensaïdi

Faouzi Bensaïdi

Faouzi Bensaïdi


Faouzi Bensaidi was born in 1967 in the Moroccan city of Meknes. After studying drama in Rabat and Paris he went on to act and to direct stage-plays. Since 1997 he has been making films, including the multiple award-winning shorts La falaise (The cliff, 1998), Le mur (The wall, 2000) and Trajets (Journeys, 2000). His first feature film Mille mois (A thousand months, 2003) won him numerous awards. His second feature www – what a wonderful world about a contract killer in Casablanca led to an invitation to the Venice Film Festival in 2006 and to many others around the world. FilmInitiativ first screened this masterpiece in 2009 in Cologne and again this year in the supporting programme to the anniversary festival, Africa goes Veedel. This film confirmed Faouzi Bensaïdi as one of the most important directors of the new Moroccan cinema which is being called the Moroccan “Nouvelle Vague”.


Mektoub (1997): Actor

WWW - What a Wonderful World (2006): Editing, Screenplay, Actor, Direction

Death for sale (2011): Actor, Screenplay, Direction