Menzel Abderrahmane, Tunisia
|Awards||Silver Bear for Best Actor 2016|
Early life and careerEdit
Majd Mastoura was born in Menzel Abderrahmene, Bizert, to a military officer father and a classical Arabic teacher mother. Since a young age Mastoura was exposed to theatre, literature and politics. He is an avid reader of literary works. Khalil Gibran and Naghib Mahfouz are among his favourites. Majd also writes in Tunisian Arabic (derja) as a way to show support to his compatriots. In the beginning he kept his writings to himself then he started submitting them to writing competitions in 2009.
In 2012, he started the first spoken word event in his country which he dubbed "Street Word". He worked on these events with his close friend Amine Gharbi. these events carried on until 2014 which marked the last version of "Street Word".
In 2013, Majd was given his first role in Bidoun 2 which was his first feature movie.
In 2015, Majd auditioned for the role of Hedi which he landed and was eventually awarded the Silver bear in the 66th Berlinale.
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