Michel Dahmani (Algiers;) (10 September of 1948), better known as tony gatlif is a director, musician, screenwriter, producer and actor Algerian – French Roma ethnicity.[ 1 ] Highlighted in the cinema for his films which explore the majority culture and worldview of the Romani people.
During his career Gatlif has been recognized with several awards and highlights include the Golden Palm in Cannes International Film Festival for Best Director for film Exils, and two César Awards for his music compositions in the films coming and Gadjo DILO.
Tony Gatlif was born on September 10, 1948 in the city of Algiers, place where he lived most of his childhood. In the year 1960 left Algiers by Algeria revolutionary war (1954-1962) and traveled to the city of Paris, France.[ 3 ] During his studies at the school had the opportunity to have their first approach with the film, due to the early contact with a projector in 16 mm acquired by his teacher to discuss films in class. In this way he discovered his passion for cinema.
When he settled in France he faced a complex economic situation and fell into the world of crime. He spent several years living like tramp in the streets of Paris and guareciendo in theaters grand boulevards.[ 3 ] Luck came to life in 1966, when after reporting the Du Vent Dans Les Branches of Sassafras play, he decided to join the camerino of actor michel simon, which instantly recognized his talent and wrote a letter to his agent will give an opportunity. From this moment, Gatlif began his training and enrolled in acting classes.
Her first acting debut in 1971 on a play directed by Claude regy, written by Edward bond. At this stage of his life, decided to break into writing, and wrote his first screenplay based on his experiences in the crime and so titled La rage Au poing.[ 3 ] Also, his first opportunity as director came in the year of 1975 in the film her tete in ruine, however, the commercial release of the film was never made in France.
In the year of 1978, he directed and reflected Algeria revolution in movie history La Terra au ventre, which used the life of andreas baader as reference.[ 3 ] Three years later Gatlif produced his first film focused on the subculture of Gypsy entitled runs Gypsy and filmed in Spain.[ 3 ] But their real triumph and debut as director was in the film Les princes, which shows the conflicts faced by the Roma emigrated to Paris.
In the year 1985 together with the collaboration of the famed director gerard levovici presented the film Rue du depart, a tragedy develops in the slums of Paris and where two young people struggle to get ahead and get rid of their economic situation.[ 4 ] Subsequently Gatlif submitted the film Latcho drom, which documents the life and constant migration of various from countries such as gypsy musicians: Egypt, Turkey, India, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, France and Spain.[ 5 ] This film became the first part of a trilogy completed after a period of fifteen years, which will contain the films: Gadjo DILO and Mondo.[ 6 ] Gadjo DILO Gatlif again analyses the Roma culture and especially music. In this film the main character Stephane, performed a musical journey to a community Roma musician Nora Luca seeking and facing a cultural clash between Western culture and Roma people.[ 7 ]
Year Film Notes
1975 La Tête in ruine _
1979 The Terre au ventre _
1982 It runs Gypsy _
1983 Les Princes _
1985 Rue du départ Also writer
1989 Pleure pas my love Also writer
1990 Gaspard et Robinson Also writer
1993 Latcho Drom _
1995 Mondo (1995) _
1997 Gadjo DILO Also writer
1998 Je suis né d’ d’une cigogne Also writer
1999 Je suis né d’ d’une cigogne _
2000 I’m here _
2001 Swing Also writer
2004 Live visions of Europe (2004) _
2005 Exils Also writer and composer
2006 Transylvania _
Year Film Character
1973 Cat Soup Unknown character
1975 The Rage au poing Eric Hung
1975 L’Agression Gérard Pirès
1976 Celui qui ne te ressemble pas You jes
1978 Aldo Unknown character
1979 The Terre au ventre You F.L.N.
1983 Les Princes Léo
1986 Havre Juliet Berto
2002 Lulu Jean-Henri Roger
2003 UN petit service Pedro Moreno
2003 Leave Your Hands on My Hips Viewer
Year Film Director
2000 I’m here Tony Gatlif
2001 Comme a plane Marie-France Pisier
2004 Exils Tony Gatlif
Year Film Notes
2000 I’m here Writer: “fusion Flamenco soufi”
Letter: “I was born in Alamo,” “Techno King”, “Mechanics Garage”
2006 Transylvania Letters: “fureur”, “tchiki tchiki”, “Je t’ai cherche”
Arranger: “mamaliga”, “mahala”, “Fete des masques”, “Free zingarina”, “Keep”
“Le souffle”, “fureur”, “dechirant”, “Le chant du Pope”, “regret”, “Je’ai cherche”, “Le vent”
Year Result Award Category
1983 Nominated César award César award for best short fiction – runs, Gypsy
1993 Winner 1993 Cannes Film Festival Special Prize of A certain look – latcho drom
1997 Winner Locarno International Film Festival Award to the Ecumenical jury – Gadjo DILO
1997 Winner Locarno International Film Festival Leopard of honour – Gadjo DILO
1997 Winner Montreal International Film Festival Grand Prix of the Americas – by his trilogy about the Gypsies. (Les princes (1982), Latcho drom (1993), Gadjo DILO (1997)).
1997 Second place Shows international cinema São Paulo Audience award: best film: Gadjo DILO
1998 Nominated Brussels International Film Festival Best European film – Gadjo DILO
1998 Winner Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Best film – Mondo
1998 Winner Film Festival, Paris Public Prize – Gadjo DILO
1998 Winner Festival international film Tromsø Prize audience – Gadjo DILO
1999 Winner César award César award for best music written for a film – Gadjo DILO
2001 Winner César award César award for best music written for a movie – I’m here
2001 Winner International Istanbul Film Festival Special Prize of the jury – I’m here
2004 Winner International Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Director – Exils
2004 Nominated International Cannes Film Festival Palme – Exils
2005 Nominated César award César award for best music written for a film – Exils
2006 Winner Festival international film Flanders Prix Georges Delerue – Transylvania
2006 Nominated Festival international film Flanders Grand Prize – Transylvania