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Faouzi Bensaïdi

Faouzi Bensaïdi

The Wall


Producers: Souad Lamriki

Production Company: Agora Film

Project Logline:

The lives of several characters – their daily miseries, utopias, dreams, loves betrayed – scroll against a blank wall in an abandoned neighborhood. As the film progresses, this wall becomes an abstract painting where desires, feelings and frustrations leave their traces. Ten years ago, Faouzi Bensaïdi shot a short film called The Wall. Recent events in the Arab world have brought new energy to the idea, which has grown to include more movements and new characters.

Faouzi Bensaïdi worked as a director and actor in theater before making his first short film, The Cliff (1997), which won 23 festival prizes. In 1999, he co-wrote the script for André Téchiné’s Far. In 2000, he directed two shorts: Cannes winner The Wall and Venice winner Rain Line. His 2003 feature debut A Thousand Months won two prizes at Cannes and was followed in 2006 by WWW – What a Wonderful World. His feature Death for Sale received a SANAD grant in 2010.