Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Anwar Boulifa (Director)

Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Anwar Boulifa (Director)

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Read profiles of all of our 2017 Stars.

Currently developing the screenplay for his debut feature project, The Unwanted, Anwar Boulifa was this year selected to participate in Cannes’ Cinéfondation residence, which welcomes 12 young filmmakers to work on their first or second projects.

Click here for the complete list of 2017 Screen Stars of Tomorrow.

Bertrand Faivre, head of London and Paris-based production outfit The Bureau, is attached to the project, which is loosely based on the experiences of Boulifa’s relatives.

Set in northern Morocco, it follows a girl who becomes pregnant outside of wedlock after being seduced by a local hustler.

Growing up watching the films of Alan Clarke, Boulifa always had a taste for social realism. He cut his teeth working on socially focused observational television documentaries for the likes of the BBC and Channel 4. …

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