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    Director, Actress CANADA

    Monia CHOKRI

    Monia CHOKRI

    Monia CHOKRI© François Berthier

    Biography

    Quebec native Monia Chokri is a trained actress who graduated from the Conservatoire d'art dramatique in Montreal. She began her career as a stage actress before meeting Xavier Dolan, with whom she filmed Heartbeats (selected for Un Certain Regard 2010) and Laurence Anyways (selected for Un Certain Regard 2012). Alongside her work as an actress, she shot her first short in 2013 with An Extraordinary Person, winning the Junior Jury Award for best international short at the 66th edition of the Locarno Film Festival. In 2019, she was back in Cannes with her first feature film, A Brother's Love, which scooped the Un Certain Regard Jury’s Coup de cœur Award. In 2022, she is presenting her second feature film as a director with Babysitter, which was selected in the Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight category.

    Films presented at Cannes

    A BROTHER'S LOVE
    LA FEMME DE MON FRÈRE A BROTHER'S LOVE 2019 Un Certain Regard Director
    LAURENCE ANYWAYS
    LAURENCE ANYWAYS 2012 Un Certain Regard Actor
    HEARTBEATS
    LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES HEARTBEATS 2010 Un Certain Regard Actor

    Awards

    A BROTHER'S LOVE
    LA FEMME DE MON FRÈRE A BROTHER'S LOVE 2019 Un Certain Regard Jury's "Coup de Coeur" (Ex-aequo) Director

    Jury members

    Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2022