Hassouna Mansouri

حسونة المنصوري
Né en 1970.
Critique de cinéma animateur de l’Association tunisienne pour la promotion de la critique de cinéma (ATPCC), Hassouna Mansouri est vice-président de la Fipresci et ancien secrétaire général de la Fédération africaine de la critique cinématographique (FACC) dont il est membre fondateur.

Hassouna Mansouri (حسونة المنصوري,1970) studied French literature and cinema at the University of Tunis. In the early 90’s he started to write about cinema in Tunisian daily newspapers and magazines. He also organised film retrospectives and activities on film criticism. In 1995 he created Le Cercle des Amis de Fassbinder. In 2001 he went on to establish Le Cinephile, the official publication of the Tunisian section of film critics. Hassouna Mansouri was president of this association from 2000 to 2006. In the same period, from 2003-2007, he was elected vice-president of Fipresci (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique), and continues to work for Fipresci as director of department in charge of African Affairs. In 2004, at the occasion of the International Film Festival of Carthage, he created the African Federation of Film Critics. He was the first general secretary of this organisation and he is editor of its website: www.africine.org

Right now, Hassouna Mansouri writes for many newspapers, all over the Maghreb: <i>Le Renouveau</i> (Tunisia), <i>Libération</i> (Morocco) and <i>Liberté (Algeria). He also contributes to film magazines: <i>Septième Art</i> (Tunisia) and de <i>Filmkrant</i> (Netherlands). He published <i>De l’identité ou pour une certaine tendance du cinéma africain</i> (Sahar Editions, Tunis, 2000) and collaborated on many other collective publications. He is preparing a PHD on « The interpretation according to Umberto Eco » in the University of Amsterdam.