Hafsia Herzi (born 25 January 1987) is a French actress and film director of Algerian and Tunisian descent. She is best known for her debut role in the award-winning Franco-Tunisian feature The Secret of the Grain for which she won the award for most promising actress at the César Awards 2008, and the Marcello Mastroianni award, for best emerging actor or actress at the 64th Venice International Film Festival.
Hafsia Herzi at the 2018 Cabourg Film Festival
|Occupation||Actress, film director|
She is of Tunisian descent by her father and Algerian by her mother is the youngest of a family of four children (two brothers and a sister, Dalila), After the divorce of her parents, her father remarried in Algeria. Her mother lives in Marseille, where Hafsia grows up.
A private driver sued the actress after receiving a series of SMS insults, including a "dirty Arab", for events occurring during a race on November 29, 2017,14,15. On November 13, 2019, Hafsia Herzi was found guilty of racial insults by the Paris Court of Appeal. The court states in its judgment:
"The civil party rightly points out that the only term" dirty Arab "characterizes an outrageous statement, regardless of whether the author of the subject had the same origins as the recipient, the appreciation of the subject to be objective Moreover, neither humor nor the second degree emerges from the conflicting exchanges between the protagonists."
|2007||The Secret of the Grain||Rym||César Award for Most Promising Actress|
Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress
Marcello Mastroianni Award
Shooting Stars Award
|2008||Dawn of the World||Zahra|
|A Man and His Dog||Leïla|
|2009||The King of Escape||Curly Durandot|
|2010||The Rabbi's Cat||Zlebia||Voice|
|House of Tolerance||Samira|
|The Source||Loubna Esmeralda|
|On My Way||Jeanne|
|2014||Le Sac de farineh||Sarah|
|2017||Des plans sur la comète||Inès|
|Of Skin and Men||Amel|
|Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno||Camélia|
|2018||Féminin plurielles||Hafsia Chouchane|
|2019||You Deserve a Love||Lila||Also as director|
|Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo||Camélia|
|Persona non grata||Iris|
- Dupont, Joan (2008-02-21). "Hafsia Herzi portrays another France in 'La graine et le mulet'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
- "Free Czech-ing". New York Post. 2010-04-04. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
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