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Monia Chokri is an actress and director of Tunisian descent who was born in Quebec in 1983. She attended the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Montreal, then got her start as an actress in films by Denys Arcand (Days of Darkness, 2007) and Xavier Dolan (Heartbeats, 2010), among others. She played Joan in Claire Simon’s Gare du Nord in 2013, and appeared in Heal the Living by Katell Quillévéré, based on the novel of the same name by Maylis De Kerangal. Two years later, she starred in the film comedy Emma Peeters by Nicole Palo, selected for Giornate degli Autori. She made the leap to directing with a short in 2013 (Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire), followed by her first feature film in 2019 A Brother’s Love). Selected for Cannes in Un Certain Regard, the film won the Jury Coup de Coeur Award: In 2022 Chokri directed and starred in Babysitter, which premiered at Sundance. This year, it was back to Cannes for the premiere of her third feature film, The Nature of Love, again in Un Certain Regard.

2023 Simple comme Sylvain
2022 Babysitter
2019 La femme de mon frère
2013 Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire (short)