Born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1958. In addition to making his own films, he collaborates on various scenarios and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed eight full-length films: Beyrouth Fantôme (1998), Terra Incognita (2002), The Last Man (2006), 1958 (2009), The Mountain (2011), The Valley (2014), An Open Rose/Warda (2019) and The River (2020), in addition to numerous “essays” including Le Voyage immobile (2018) with Mohamed Soueid and Chinese ink (2016). The La Rochelle International Film Festival, Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, GIFF (Mexico) and The Cinémathèque du Québec have held retrospectives of his work. He has also published various texts and articles in a number of magazines and two books: Fragments du livre de naufrage (Amer Editions 2012) and À contre-jour (depuis Beyrouth) (2021), as well as diverse texts published in specialised reviews.
Director, Screenwriter, Writer