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8th June 2011
Born in Tunisia and raised in France, Abdellatif Kechiche began his career as an actor. Kechiche's filmmaking career took off with La Faute à Voltaire (2000) for which he was recognised as a young talent at the Venice Film Festival. His work rapidly moved from strength to strength with Games of Love and Chance (L'Esquive, 2004), which received a standing ovation at the Césars after winning four awards. He continued to attract international attention with his highly successful film Couscous (La Graine et le mulet, 2007), which was awarded the Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival, the prestigious Prix Louis Delluc and four Césars (Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Female Newcomer). Kechiche has devoted much of his work carefully detailing the daily life of the richly diverse communities made up by French Arabs, from teenagers in the Parisian suburbs' gritty appartment blocks to multigenerational families in the country's picturesque South. His latest film Black Venus (Vénus noire, 2010) was shown as part of the Mosaïques Festival.
Abdellatif Kechiche was in conversation with Professor Carrie Tarr (Kingston University).