Nidhal Guiga

Nidhal Guiga (born 11 March 1975) is a Tunisian actress, writer, and film director.

Nidhal Guiga
Nidhal Guiga (22e Maghreb des Livres, Paris, 13 et 14 février 2016).jpg
Born (1975-03-11) March 11, 1975 (age 47)
OccupationActress, writer, film director
Years active2004-present


Guiga has a doctorate in linguistics and began teaching at the university level in 2002.[1] In 2006, Guiga wrote and directed the play Une heure et demie après moi, produced by the Tunisian National Theater. In 2008, she directed Selon Gagarine, also produced by the Tunisian National Theater. In 2012, Guiga published her debut novel Mathilde B., which was awarded the Zoubeïda B'chir prize. Also in 2012, she began working as a columnist for Radio Tunis Chaîne Internationale and performed the radio plays Antigone and Rhinoceros. In 2013, she wrote Pronto Gagarin, which was selected in the Contemporary Arab Dramaturgies project. The play was presented at the Festival d'Avignon in 2014.[2]

In 2014, Guiga wrote and directed the short comedy film A Capella, involving a discussion between a man and woman.[3] She wrote her second novel, Tristesse Avenue, and had it published in 2015.[4] Also in 2015, Guiga translated La vie est un songe, a play by the Spanish playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca, into Tunisian Arabic.[5]

In 2017, Guiga directed the short film Astra, which premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival as part of the Muhr Short Competition.[6] It was produced by Nomadis, and its plot revolves around Dali, a man who looks after his daughter Douja, who has Down's syndrome, and their adventure to Astra amusement park.[7] Astra received the Bronze Tanit for fiction short film at the Carthage Film Festival.[8] Her short film Silencio was released in 2020 and examines social isolation.[4] Guiga lives in Tunis.[2]


  • 2004: Nadia et Sarra (actress, as Dalila)
  • 2004: Le Prince (actress, as Narjes)
  • 2008: Thirty (actress, as Mathilde Bourguiba)
  • 2014: A Capella (Short film, writer/director/actress)
  • 2017: Astra (Short film, writer/director/actress)
  • 2020: Silencio (Short film, director)


  1. ^ "Nidhal Guiga". Cinema Tunisien (in French). 5 January 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b "RFI présente : Pronto Gagarine de la Tunisienne Nidhal Guiga". Radio France Internationale (in French). 17 July 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  3. ^ "A Capella". Africultures (in French). Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Silencio". Inkyfada. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  5. ^ Arvers, Fabienne (22 October 2015). "La vie est un songe illumine les Journées théâtrales de Carthage". Les Inrockuptibles (in French). Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  6. ^ "MAD Solutions at the Dubai International Film Festival with 25 Films from 20 Countries". Deamina Magazine. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Astra". Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  8. ^ Khlifi, Roua (19 November 2018). "Film on radicalisation of youth gets top award at Carthage Film Festival". Arab Weekly. Retrieved 17 November 2020.

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