Lead in TIMELIFE (2019) 110 min

With Syrian film director Mohamad Malas

A poet chooses to give birth alone at home
surrounded by characters pregnant with their dreams

PRESS & INTERVIEW

Le Quotidien d'Oran

Stephanie's voice is clear.
Her deep and generous
presence surprises.


"La voix de Stéphanie est claire.
Sa présence est surprenante
de profondeur et de générosité."

France Musique

Couleurs du Monde

presented by Françoise de Georges

Stephanie Benamra is an author, actress and debut film director.

Death makes you feel that life is enough in itself.

To create it is to express yourself in your clearest and deepest essence
without any external consideration or aim of achievement.

I have always wanted to live life as a piece of art and inject real life into art.

actress and producer Stephanie Benamra

BIOGRAPHY

film director Hamid Benamra

8-year-old Stephanie Benamra

Stephanie Benamra was born in 1982 in Paris and grew up in the very North of France where she spent her days dressing up and performing imaginary stories, climbing up the trees and hidding through the fields.
Then, from 9 to 13 she sailed the world with her parents and younger brother where she built even more stories and opened her mind to different cultures.
(She also overboard in the middle of the Pacific ocean at age 10).

film director Hamid Benamra

1991-1995 - the sail trip around the world

Distance education helped her learn faster and she got her Baccalaureate à 16.
She then moved to Grenoble Ecole de Management after a preparatory school.
In Grenoble she attended drama and sculpture classes at the Beaux Arts where she met and married French-Italian sculptor Jean-Pierre Filippi.
Her plastic art projects soon turn to video and audio installations.

film director Hamid Benamra

2007 - Filippi's studio, right after his death

film director Hamid Benamra

© Pascal Renoux

After Filippi died in 2007 as she was 25, she moved back to Paris to re-birth as an actress.
Along her mourning path she performed a play with English actor and singer Graeme Allwright.
She collaborated with photographer Serge Koutshinsky on his exhibition at the Quai Branly Museum about funeral rites in Varanasi.
And co-authaured a feature narrative screenplay with Marc Chevrie (Capricci Films).

film director Hamid Benamra

© Ernesto Timor & Pascal Renoux

film director Hamid Benamra

Ardeche (France) 2010 -With Hamid Benamra, shooting the first sequences of Timelife

In 2010 she met and married French-Algerian filmmaker Hamid Benamra, a "man with a movie camera" who never spend a day without shooting.
She knew she had met the one with whom she could create in the everyday life and inject real life into creations.
She set up NUNFILM to bring all 32 years Hamid's footage to light.

film director Hamid Benamra

© Hamid Benamra

In 2016 she completed her debut film éMOI (Flutter) as a director with Top Sylvia Gobbel - Helmut Newton's muse. The film was in the 32nd Alexandria film Festival official competition.
She also shared the screen with algerian drama actor Mohamed Adar in Reveries of the Solitary Actor.

film director Hamid Benamra

2016 clowning with Mohamed Adar in Reveries of the Solitary Actor

film director Hamid Benamra

Sylvia Gobbel and Nicolas Bernard in éMOI directed by Stephanie Benamra

2019, she is showing her heart in Timelife and currently shooting her second film.

film director Hamid Benamra

2018 sharing silence with Mohamad Malas in Timelife

film director Hamid Benamra

Francois Petit in Stephanie Benamra's next feature film

actress and producer Stephanie Benamra

RESUME

Actress

Cinema

2019

Timelife   Lead
by Hamid Benamra with Mohamad Malas & Maïk Darah

2016

Reveries of the Solitary Actor   Clown & Narrator
by Hamid Benamra with Mohamed Adar

2016

Hizam   The pregnant dancer & Narrator
by Hamid Benamra with Assia Guemra

2014

Once Upon a Time a ToadCat   The Princess Dream & Narrator
by Hamid Benamra with ElisaBeth Ricolleau

2009

Des mots à vous dire   Lead
by Sarah Pirat (48h Film Project)

2009

The Preservation Society   The widow
by Nicolas Garnier (Onirim Production)

Theatre

2011

Nose to Nose   Clowning

2010

Choeur de Femmes   The Widow in Love
Directed by Lise Payen (Théâtre des Enfants Terribles)

2016

Y'a pas photo   The technician
written by Christophe Allwright, directed by Hélène Darche, with Graeme Allwright

Author

2019

The Sailor   Film by Stephanie Benamra
screenplay of a feature film in progress

2019

Timelife   Film by Hamid Benamra
Author of the poems

2016

éMOI (Flutter)   Film by Stephanie Benamra
screenplay of my debut film as a director

2014

Once Upon a Time a ToadCat   Film by Hamid Benamra
author of the tale

2010

Emiko   Film by Hamid Benamra
author of the Narration

2010

Fécondée   Poems by Stephanie Benamra
Some of the poems were used in the play "Choeur de Femmes"

2010

Reflets de Soie   Screenplay by Hamid and Stephanie Benamra
co-author of the screenplay

2010

Le Dernier Visage   Screenplay by Marc Chevrie and Stephanie Benamra
Capricci Films

Director

2019

The Sailor   90 min
by Stephanie Benamra with Francois Petit and Helga Lux

2016

éMOI (Flutter)   12 min
by Stephanie Benamra with Sylvia Gobbel and Nicolas Bernard

Producer

2019

Timelife   113 min
by Hamid Benamra with Mohamad Malas & Maïk Darah

2016

Reveries of the Solitary Actor   90 min
by Hamid Benamra with Mohamed Adar

2016

Hizam   86 min
by Hamid Benamra with Assia Guemra

2014

Once Upon a Time a ToadCat   11 min
by Hamid Benamra with ElisaBeth Ricolleau

2012

Pieces of lives, Pieces of dreams   52 min
by Hamid Benamra with Mustapha Boutadjine

co-producer

2014

Henna   4 min
by Hamid Benamra with Yolla Khalife

2012

Babour Zammar   6 min
by Hamid Benamra with Abir Nasraoui

2016

Kime   52 min
by Hamid Benamra with Daniel Baur

Education

2007-2010

Ateliers de l'Ouest   Steve Khalfa (Paris)

2007-2009

Clown   Anne Bourgeois (Paris)

2004-2005

Multimedia   (Grenoble)

2002-2003

Improvisation   Benoit Kopniaeff (Grenoble)

2001-2002

Beaux Arts Grenoble   J-P. Filippi
Sculpture and installations

2001-2004

Grenoble Ecole de Management   
RH specialization. Active member of the humanitarian association

1998-2001

prepa HEC   Lycée Montaigne (Paris)

1998

Baccalaureate - Scientific specialty AB mention   at 16 years old
actress and producer Stephanie Benamra

NUNFILM

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