Saïd Hamich Benlarbi

Born on February 8th, 1986 in Fès, Morocco

Saïd Hamich Benlarbi is a French-Moroccan screenwriter, director, and producer, a Femis graduate and winner of the Lagardère Foundation. He has worked with filmmakers such as Faouzi Bensaïdi, Philippe Faucon, Leyla Bouzid, Nabil Ayouch, Yasmine Benkiran, Camille Lugan, and Kamal Lazraq. In 2018, his first feature film Return to Bollène, was nominated for the Louis-Delluc Award for First feature. In 2022, his short film The Departure, was selected by many international festivals - Namur, Rotterdam, Palm Springs, Cleveland, Rhode Island, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble… The film won over twenty awards and was nominated for a César Award. Across the Sea is his second feature.