Born in Meknes, Morocco in 1967, Faouzi Binsaïdi graduated from the Institut Superieur d’Art Dramatique et d’Animation Culturelle (ISADAC) in Rabat. In 1995, he traveled to France and attended workshops at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique to improve his acting skills. He began his career as an actor and theater director and starred in a number of movies, such as “Mektoub” and “Cheval de Vent.” He also co-wrote the script of André Techiné’s “Loin,” released in 1999.Binsaïdi has directed a number of short movies, such as the 10-minute “The Cliff,” which won 23 awards. His first feature movie, “Mille Mois,” was released in 2003, and won the Premier Regard award at the Cannes Festival and a special award from the French Ministry of Youth. Binsaïdi went on to direct two other feature movies: “What a Wonderful World,” in 2006 and “Death for Sale,” in 2012.