- Kechiche, Abdellatif
- (December 7, 1960, Tunis, Tunisia-)Tunisian born, he arrived in France in 1967. Having trained as an actor at the Conservatory of Antibes, he made his stage debut in 1978 and directed his first play in Avignon at age twenty-one (L'Architecte et l'Empereur d'Abyssinie, Arrabal). Already seen in a TV movie (1982 Un Balcon sur les Andes, Jacques Audoir), he entered films in 1984 playing supporting roles in several movies (1984 Le Thé à la Menthe, Abdelkrim Bahloul; 1987 Les Innocents, André Téchiné; Mutisme, short, Philippe Ayache; 1992 Bezness / Business—Das Geschaft mit der Sehnsucht, Nouri Bouzid, Tunisia / France / Germany; Un Vampire au Paradis, Abdelkrim Bahloul, shot in 1990-1991; Le Marteau rouge, short, Lucie Phan, Béatrice Plumet; 1997 Le Secret de Polichinelle, Franck Landron, shot in 1994-1996; 2002 La Boîte magique / Sanduk ajab, Ridha Behi, France / Tunisia; 2006 Sorry, Haters, Jeff Stanzler, USA).Filmography2001 ◘ La Faute à Voltaire / USA: Poetical Refugee (also screenwriter, dialogist)2004 ◘ L'Esquive / UK and USA: Games of Love and Chance (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)2006 ◘ La Graine et le Mulet (also screenwriter, dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.