Leïla Bekhti (born 6 March 1984) is a French film and television actress of Algerian descent. She is best known for her roles in Sheitan, Tout ce qui brille and Paris, je t'aime.
Bekhti was born in Issy-les-Moulineaux to an Algerian family from Sidi Bel-Abbes. She is the youngest of three children.She went to a theater school in Paris (18e) before entering the program of Stéphane Gildas in Tolbiac, then the program of Bérengère Basty at the Art’aire studio. To live and pay for her acting studies, she worked odd jobs (clothes, telemarketing).In 2005, her friends convinced her to go to the casting of Sheitan, where she was selected for the role of Yasmin, a young beurette. Released on 1 February 2006, Sheitan spent thirteen weeks in theaters, selling around 300,000 tickets.That same year, she acted opposite Smaïn in Alain Tasma's telefilm Harkis. The film told the story of an Algerian family who suffers persecution from French forces, despite having fought on their side in ... Show more...
Our story starts with Tonio, the son the bears King, being kidnapped by some hunters in the Sicilian mountains. Because of the harshness of a winter that threatens its clan with famine, the Bear King decides to invade the land of men (in the hope of finding his son). Thanks to his powerful army and the help of a wizard, he will succeed at both quests but he will soon find out that bears are not meant ...
Runtime: 85 min.
Directed by: Lorenzo Mattotti
40-year-old Bertrand has been suffering from depression for the last two years and is barely able to keep his head above water. Despite the medication he gulps down all day, every day, and his wife's encouragement, he is unable to find any meaning in his life. Curiously, he will end up finding this sense of purpose at the swimming pool, by joining an all-male synchronised swimming team.
Runtime: 122 min.
Directed by: Gilles Lellouche
The story revolves around Alain, a busy businessman who is always in a rush. In his life, there is no room for spare time or family. But one day, he suffers a stroke, which makes him lose his grasp of language and use one word in place of another.
Directed by: Hervé Mimran
As: Mona Barni
At the dawn of her thirties, Mona tries relentlessly to take off as an actress. Time passes and proposals do not arrive. Short of resources, she is forced to move to Sam, her younger sister.
Runtime: 98 min.
As: Guest of Honour
Raise the voice, speak eloquently, construct and argue a discourse. Tools so necessary in life as exciting to build. In Paris, the date of Eloquentia, an oratory contest where young people —not exactly privileged— will measure their strength, is approaching.
Runtime: 95 min.
An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.
Runtime: 102 min.
Directed by: Kheiron
On a night of April 1957, Albertine, a brillant and rebel 19-year-old girl, jumps from the wall of the prison where she’s serving a sentence for a holdup. In her fall, a bone from her ankle breaks: the astragal. She is rescued by Julien, a justice fugitive, and so is born a burning passion between them. He takes her to Paris and hides her. But while he leads his gangster life here and ...
Runtime: 96 min.
Directed by: Brigitte Sy
As: Juliette Lesage
As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Runtime: 92 min.
Directed by: Serge Frydman
They are the perfect French haute bourgeois couple: Paul is a respected surgeon and Lucie cooks and gardens exquisitely. But now, in the autumn of his life, Paul can’t resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with a mysterious young woman. Might there be something sinister behind the roses delivered to his office and the “chance” meetings?
Runtime: 103 min.
Directed by: Philippe Claudel
Thirty-somethings Michaël, Nabil and Sylvain head to New York to surprise their friend Samia on her birthday, secretly arranged with the help of another friend, Gabrielle. The two women had moved to NYC two years previously to try their luck. Samia shares a fabulous loft with a renowned American actress and works as her assistant. Gabrielle has a more mundane job in a small retirement home. Transposed ...
Runtime: 98 min.
As: Maya Dervin
Lucas and his team are after a gang of Serbian criminals using NATO-issued weapons. As the investigation leads him to Paris, Lucas attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a young narc officer.
Runtime: 105 min.
Directed by: Pierre Jolivet
Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of financing and bank loans that quickly overwhelms them. To bail them out, Nadia has to take a job in Canada, while Yann is forced to stay behind to save the ...
Runtime: 110 min.
Directed by: Cédric Kahn
A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favours as long as the men refuse to install a water pipe.
Runtime: 135 min.
Directed by: Radu Mihaileanu
35-year-old Jean still lives with his mother in a small village in Corsica and works as a cook in the family's restaurant. His future, to his great despair, is all mapped out: he'll take over the restaurant. But one day Nora, a young and forceful woman, is thrown into the sea from a racing yacht. She washes up on the beach at Jean's feet - adventure has at last knocked at his door.
Runtime: 80 min.
Directed by: Jean-Luc Perreard
Djalil Boudaoud and Justine Lacroix are a surgeon and a television reporter who enter a romantic relationship despite the objections of their families to the cultural gap.
Runtime: 90 min.
Directed by: Anne Depétrini
Ely and Lila are like sisters. They know each other since childhood,they share everything and dream of a better life.they live in the same suburb, 10mn from Paris. Today,Ely and Lila dont want to be 10mn away from their life anymore.from small troubles to big lies, they will do everything to penetrate a world which is not theirs, a world where everything is possible or so they think.....
Runtime: 100 min.
Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of a group of Corsicans who enforce their rule in the prison. As the 'missions' go by, he toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group.
Runtime: 155 min.
Directed by: Jacques Audiard
The father of a family of North African immigrants living on a Paris housing estate finds it hard to impose his will on his two teenage daughters. Lya, 17, and Chirine, 18, respond to their father’s bouts of violence by rebelling in the same way as most French adolescents. When Chirine is offered work as a model, she jumps at the chance, but soon realizes she may be about to fall into the ...
Runtime: 102 min.
Directed by: Nora Hamdi
1972, le sud de la France, en pleine forêt, une famille aux maigres bagages découvre le nouveau camp où elle va vivre. Malgré le paternalisme affiché du chef de camps, les harkis ont la vie dure et aucune liberté réelle. Une vie de misère et de tutelle que Leila, la fille aînée des Benamar, refuse. Elle a l'âge de la révolte, celles du premier amour aussi. Pour elle, son père, marqué par la ...
Directed by: Alain Tasma
In Paris, a university student attempts to lead a double life - in love with her French boyfriend Pascal, and staying true to her Algerian family, particular her strict, traditional father. In Algiers, her cousin Yacine leads a parallel life, preparing to leave his girlfriend to move to Paris.
Runtime: 53 min.
Directed by: Rachid Hami
As: Zarka (Quais de Seine)
Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes, a husband trying to chose between his wife and his lover, and a married man who turns to a prostitute for advice.
Runtime: 120 min.
Directed by: Richard LaGravenese | Wes Craven | Bruno Podalydès | Sylvain Chomet | Gurinder Chadha | Frédéric Auburtin | Olivier Assayas | Alfonso Cuarón | Gérard Depardieu | Christopher Doyle | Joel Coen | Vincenzo Natali | Alexander Payne | Walter Salles | Oliver Schmitz | Nobuhiro Suwa | Daniela Thomas | Tom Tykwer | Gus Van Sant | Ethan Coen | Isabel Coixet
When Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides, despite the reluctance of her husband to resume his activity in a law firm, the couple is looking for a nanny. After a severe casting, they engage Louise, who quickly conquers the affection of children and gradually occupies a central place in the home. Gradually the trap of mutual dependence will close, until the tragedy.
Directed by: Lucie Borleteau