Hassan BENJELLOUN Writer, director and Moroccan producer, he was born on April 12, 1950 in Settat. After getting his baccalaureat, he pursued postgraduate studies in pharmacy in Caen where he graduated in 1976. Passionate about the seventh art, he enrolled in so-called art and essay clubs and participated in several cultural events.
In 1980, faithful to his love for art and cinema, he decided to return to Paris to study at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Français (CLCF). In 1983, he directed his first short film "A unique way". He received the Silver Standard for the feature film for his film "The Black Room", during the official competition at Fespaco 2005.