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Kaouther Ben Hania

Kaouther Ben Hania (born 1977) is a Tunisian film director.[1] Her best-known film, Beauty and the Dogs[2] (2017) was selected as the Tunisian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.[3][4]


Early life and educationEdit

Kaouther Ben Hania was born in Sidi Bouzid. SHe studied at the Ecole des Arts et du Cinéma (EDAC) in Tunisia before studying at La Fémis and the Sorbonne in Paris.[5]



  • Me, My Sister and the Thing, 2006
  • Les imams vont à l’école, 2010
  • Wooden Hand, 2013
  • Yed Ellouh, 2013
  • Le Challat de Tunis[Challat of Tunis], 2013
  • Zaineb Takrahou Ethelj [Zaineb Hates the Snow], 2016
  • La Belle et la Meute [Beauty and the Dogs], 2017


  1. ^ "The filmmaker and scriptwriter Kaouther Ben Hania joins the international jury". Clermont Film Festival. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cannes: Tunisian Director Kaouther Ben Hania on Her First Feature Film 'Beauty and the Dogs'". Variety Magazine. May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Neila, Driss (16 September 2018). "Oscars 2019 – Le film «La belle et la meute» de Kaouther Ben Hania représentera la Tunisie à la présélection". Tunis Webdo. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ Kozlov, Vladimir (19 September 2018). "Oscars: Tunisia Selects 'Beauty and the Dogs' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  5. ^ Kaouther Ben Hania,

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