Merzak Allouache

Merzak Allouache

Algeria

Biography

Algiers born Merzak Allouache is a graduate of the IDHEC film school, Paris. His first feature OMAR GATLATO (1977) screened in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight sidebar in 1976 and is credited with changing the course of Algerian cinema. In a career that has spanned thirty years his many acclaimed films include UN AMOUR A PARIS (1987), BAB-EL-OUED CITY (1994), CHOUCHOU (2003) and HARRAGAS (2009).

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