Algerian Director Mounia Meddour Joins Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Jury

The Cannes Film Festival announced this week that Algerian director Mounia Meddour will be part of the Un Certain Regard jury at the 75th edition of the event set to take place from July 6 – 17.

The other jury members are UK director Andrea Arnold – the president, French actress Elsa Zylberstein, Argentinian Director, producer and screenwriter Daniel Burman and US director, producer and actor Michael Covino.

After making several documentaries – ‘Elementary Particles’ (2007), ‘La Cuisine en heritage’ (2009) and ‘Algerian Cinema: A New Breath’ – Meddour directed her first short fiction film ‘Edwige’ in 2011, which received a special mention at the Journees Cinematographiques in Algiers.

In 2019, she created a sensation whith her first feature film ‘Papicha’.