FATIMA HARANDI « RAOUIA »

FATIMA HARANDI « RAOUIA »

Actress, Morocco

Citation

“[In 2011, when the National Film Festival in Tangier paid tribute to her,] the artist had, for the past few days, experienced the greatest happiness of her professional life. ‘I don’t know how to express my joy at receiving this tribute, which I consider as honoring all actresses in Morocco.’ Known for her modesty and her simplicity, this hugely talented actress stands out for her sense of humor. […] Thanks to a remarkable artistic career in which she excelled in her interpretation of complex roles, over the years she has built up great popularity among her fans. […] ‘I feel as if acting flows through my veins.’

Presentation

Fatima Harandi « Raouia » started out in theater, and made her movie debut in the 1990s, thanks to the Moroccan director Mohamed El Abbazi, who offered her a role in his film Les Trésors de l’Atlas. Her talent and energy were soon sought by filmmakers such as Saâd Chraïbi, Jillali Ferhati, Nour-Eddine Lakhmari, and Narjiss Nejjar. Fatima Harandi « Raouia » also broke through on the international stage, working on many films, including And Now Ladies and Gentlemen by Claude Lelouch, Stranded by Hugues and Sandra Martin, and Of Gods and Men by Xavier Beauvois.

Selected Filmography

1996      LES TRÉSORS DE L’ATLAS Mohamed El Abbazi

1999      HISTOIRE D’UNE ROSE Majid Rchiche

DU PARADIS À L’ENFER Said Souda

2000      And Now Ladies and Gentlemen Claude Lelouch

LES LÈVRES DU SILENCE Hassan Benjelloun

THIRST (Soif – Atash) Saâd Chraïbi

2001      MOUNA SABER Abdelhai Laaraki

LE POTE Hassan Benjelloun

2002      CRY NO MORE (Les Yeux secs) Narjiss Nejjar – Best Actress Festival National du Film 2003

EL QODS, BAB AL MAGHARIBA Abdellah Masbahi

2003      THE GREAT JOURNEY (Le Grand Voyage) Ismail Ferroukhi

MÉMOIRE EN DÉTENTION Jillali Ferhati

2005      Wake up Morocco Narjiss Nejjar

2006      TISSÉE DE MAIN ET D’ÉTOFFE Omar Chraibi

LA BEAUTÉ ÉPARPILLÉE Lahcen Zinoune

CASANEGRA Nour Eddine Lakhmari

2008      FRANÇAISE Souad El Bouhati

IZORANE Azz El Arabe Alaoui

2009      STRANDED (Djinns) Hugues Martin & Sandra Martin

2010      L’ENFANT CHEIKH Hamid Bennani

ANDROMANE Azz El Arabe Alaoui

OF GODS AND MEN (Des Hommes et des dieux) Xavier Beauvois

2011      FREE MEN (Les Hommes libres) Ismail Ferroukhi

2013      THE PHYSICIAN (L’Oracle) Philipp Stölzl

PILLOW SECRETS (Secrets d’oreiller – Sarirou al assrar) Jillali Ferhati

ROCK THE CASBAH Laïla Marrakchi

2014      SAGA, L’HISOIRE DES HOMMES QUI NE REVIENNENT JAMAIS Othman Naciri *

FORMATAGE Mourad El Khaoudi –Best Supporting Actress Festival National du Film 2014

2016      A MILE IN MY SHOES (Massafat mile bihidayi) Saïd Khallaf – Best Actress Festival National du Film 2016

LES PÈLERINES Mohamed Achaour

* also producer