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Lubna Azabal is a Actor and Scriptwriter Belge born on 15 august 1973 at Brussels (Belgique)

Lubna Azabal

Lubna Azabal
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Birth name Loubna Azabal
Nationality Belgique
Birth 15 august 1973 (46 years) at Brussels (Belgique)

Lubna Azabal is a Belgian actress, born 1973 in Brussels to a Moroccan father and a Spanish mother. After studying at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, she began a theatrical career in Belgium. In 1997, she took her first film role when Belgian film-maker Vincent Lannoo chose her to act beside Olivier Gourmet in his short film J'adore le cinéma. She performs in English, French and Arabic. She was raised trilingual (French, Spanish and Berber).

Her most widely known film role is in the 2005 Palestinian political thriller, Paradise Now. She appears in a smaller role in Ridley Scott's Body of Lies. She has a lead part alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal in Hugo Blick's 2014 BBC TV miniseries The Honourable Woman.

Azabal won the Black Pearl Award 2010 (Abu Dhabi Film Festival) for Best Actress for her role in the film Incendies. She also won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the 31st Genie Awards and the Magritte Award for Best Actress at the 2nd Magritte Awards. She starred opposite Ben Foster in the independent film Here (2011).

Biography

Lubna Azabal est née à Bruxelles d'un père marocain et d'une mère espagnole.

Après un passage au Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, elle entame sa carrière au théâtre en Belgique. En 1997, Vincent Lannoo l'engage pour tenir aux côtés d'Olivier Gourmet son premier rôle au cinéma dans son court métrage J'adore le cinéma.

Sa double culture lui ouvre les portes tant du cinéma français que des cinémas arabes.

En 2011, lors de la 13e cérémonie des Jutras, elle remporte le Jutra de la meilleure actrice pour son rôle de Nawal Marwan dans Incendies de Denis Villeneuve.

En 2012, elle reçoit le Magritte de la meilleure actrice aux Magritte du cinéma, pour son rôle dans Incendies.

Elle a également été la marraine du Ramdam Festival, se tenant à Tournai, durant ses cinq premières éditions (2011 à 2015).

Best films

Incendies (2010)
(Actress)
Paradise Now (2005)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lubna Azabal (40 films)

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Actress

Mary Magdalene, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Ariane Labed, Denis Ménochet
Roles Susannah
Rating58% 2.9058352.9058352.9058352.9058352.905835
Les derniers jours de Jésus Christ du point de vue de Marie Madeleine.
A Bluebird in My Heart, 1h25
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Roland Møller, Lola Le Lann, Veerle Baetens, Lubna Azabal
Roles Nadia
Rating56% 2.816822.816822.816822.816822.81682
Un ancien taulard aspirant à une vie tranquille en est brutalement extrait quand la fille de la femme qui l’héberge est victime d’une agression.
Lola Pater
Lola Pater (2017)
, 1h35
Directed by Nadir Moknèche
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film
Actors Fanny Ardant, Tewfik Jallab, Nadia Kaci, Lucie Debay, Lubna Azabal, Bruno Sanches
Roles Malika
Rating63% 3.197983.197983.197983.197983.19798
Le film raconte l’histoire d'un homme, Zino, qui retrouve son père, perdu de vue depuis des années, et devenu une femme.
Above the Law
Directed by François Troukens, Jean-François Hensgens
Origin Belgique
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Lubna Azabal, Olivier Gourmet, Bouli Lanners, Kevin Janssens, Tibo Vandenborre, Anne Coesens
Roles Lucie Tesla
Rating61% 3.051633.051633.051633.051633.05163
Alors que Frank Valken réalise un casse fabuleux, un commando de tueurs entre en action et exécute tous les témoins. On relève, parmi les cadavres, celui de la magistrate qui enquête sur l’affaire des tueurs fous. Trente ans plus tard, ils semblent être de retour. Arrêté en flagrant délit et face à la pression médiatique, Frank n’a d'autre choix que de s’évader pour tenter de prouver son innocence.
Catch the Wind, 1h43
Directed by Gaël Morel
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou, Lubna Azabal, Camille de Sablet, Soumaya Akaaboune
Roles Nadia
Rating62% 3.1142253.1142253.1142253.1142253.114225
Édith, ouvrière du textile âgée de 45 ans, doit choisir lorsque les patrons de son usine de Villefranche-sur-Saône décident de délocaliser l'entreprise au Maroc. Sans attache depuis que son fils est parti, elle est la seule ouvrière à accepter de partir pour ne pas se retrouver au chômage et ainsi débarque à Tanger. Elle va être confrontée à de multiples épreuves, mais va découvrir l'amitié.
My Revolution, 1h20
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children
Actors Samuel Vincent, Lubna Azabal, Anamaria Vartolomei, Samir Guesmi, Ina Mihalache
Roles Samia
Rating66% 3.3301253.3301253.3301253.3301253.330125
Alors que l'écho du printemps arabe résonne jusqu'au cœur de Paris, et malgré ses origines tunisiennes, Marwann a d'autres problèmes à gérer : ceux d'un adolescent de 14 ans qui veut avant tout être populaire à l'école, attirer l'attention de la belle Sygrid et échapper à la pression parentale. Quand il se retrouve accidentellement à la une de Libération, Marwann devient du jour au lendemain le symbole de la révolution de Jasmin en France, et le garçon « le plus cool » de son collège. Profitant de la confusion, il décide de tenter sa chance auprès de Sygrid, et pourquoi pas renouer avec ses racines.
Ustica: The Missing Paper, 1h46
Directed by Renzo Martinelli
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Marco Leonardi, Caterina Murino, Lubna Azabal, Tomas Arana, Jonis Bashir, Enrico Lo Verso
Roles Valja
Rating54% 2.744652.744652.744652.744652.74465
Vendredi 27 juin 1980, le DC-9-15 I-TIGI de la compagnie aérienne italienne Itavia explose en vol près de l'île d'Ustica et sombre à 3 700 m de profondeur dans la mer Tyrrhénienne sans laisser de survivants. Parmi les 81 victimes figure la fille du journaliste Roberta Bellodi. Pour faire la lumière sur l'accident, une commission d'enquête parlementaire est constituée dont un des membres est le député Corrado di Acquaformosa. La femme de Corrado, Valya, pilote d'hélicoptère, est convaincue qu'elle a compris comment la catastrophe est arrivée et tente de convaincre son mari de chercher la vérité.
Goodbye Morocco
Directed by Nadir Moknèche
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Lubna Azabal, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Ralph Amoussou, Rasha Bukvic, Grégory Gadebois, Abbes Zahmani
Roles Dounia
Rating64% 3.2245353.2245353.2245353.2245353.224535
Tanger, Maroc. Malgré la réprobation de sa mère et de son fidèle chauffeur Ali, Dounia a divorcé pour vivre son amour avec Dimitri, l'architecte serbe du chantier de construction dont elle gère le personnel. Elle souffre profondément d'être séparée de son jeune fils. Elle sait pourtant que cette relation avec un non musulman et le fait d'avoir quitté son mari ne lui laissent aucune chance légale d'en récupérer la garde.
The Marchers, 2h
Directed by Nabil Ben Yadir
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Films about racism, La précarité, Political films
Actors Olivier Gourmet, Jamel Debbouze, Charlotte Le Bon, Hafsia Herzi, Tewfik Jallab, Vincent Rottiers
Roles Kheira
Rating59% 2.994682.994682.994682.994682.99468
In 1983 France, teenaged Mohamed (Jallab) is shot by a policeman, but survives. Rejecting his friends' proposal of violent retribution, he proposes political action inspired by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. With two friends, and support from Dubois (Gourmet), the priest of Minguettes (Lyon), they embark on a non-violent March for Equality and Against Racism between Marseille and Paris.
Rock the Casbah, 1h40
Directed by Laïla Marrakchi
Origin Maroc
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Morjana Alaoui, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azabal, Hiam Abbass, Omar Sharif, Adel Bencherif
Roles Kenza
Rating64% 3.2473153.2473153.2473153.2473153.247315
After the death of a rich entrepreneur, three very different women spend three days together in memory of him.
Lipstikka
Lipstikka (2012)

Directed by Jonathan Sagall
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Clara Khoury, Nataly Attiya, Daniel Caltagirone, Lubna Azabal, Olivia Poulet
Rating61% 3.0546453.0546453.0546453.0546453.054645
Deux femmes, qui avaient passé leur adolescence à Jérusalem, se retrouvent à Londres.
Free Men
Free Men (2011)
, 1h39
Directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes French war films, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Islam, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Lubna Azabal, Farid Larbi, Stéphane Rideau, Christopher Buchholz
Roles Warba Shlimane alias Leila
Rating65% 3.29563.29563.29563.29563.2956
In occupied Paris, the young unemployed Algerian, Younes Ben Daoud, makes a living on the black market. He is arrested by the police, and to avoid prison he agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspect that the mosque leadership, including its rector Si Kaddour Benghabrit, is helping resistance fighters and protecting North African Jews by giving them Muslim birth certificates.
Coriolanus
Coriolanus (2011)
, 2h2
Directed by Ralph Fiennes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, Paul Jesson
Roles First Citizen (Tamora)
Rating60% 3.0496753.0496753.0496753.0496753.049675
In a contemporary day alternate version of Rome, riots are in progress after stores of grain are withheld from citizens and civil liberties are reduced due to a war between Rome and neighbouring Volsci. The rioters are particularly angry at Caius Martius (Ralph Fiennes), a brilliant Roman general whom they blame for the city's problems. During a march, the rioters encounter Martius, who is openly contemptuous and does not hide his low opinion of the regular citizens. The commander of the Volscian army, Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler), who has fought Martius on several occasions and considers him a mortal enemy, swears that the next time they meet in battle will be the last. Martius leads a raid against the Volscian city of Corioles and during the siege, with much of Martius's unit being killed, Martius gathers reinforcements and the Romans take the city. After the battle, Martius and Aufidius meet in single combat, which results in both men being wounded but ends when Aufidius' soldiers drag him away from the fight.
Here
Here (2011)
, 2h6
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Actors Ben Foster, Lubna Azabal, Peter Coyote
Roles Gadarine Nazarian
Rating59% 2.999992.999992.999992.999992.99999
Will Shepard (Foster), a solitary young man who lives in the San Francisco bay area, travels to Armenia to undertake a mapping survey in the rural areas of the country to confirm ground features and coordinates with GPS satellite data. There he meets Gadarine Nazarian (Azabal), a spirited Armenian ex-pat and professional photographer, who has returned home to face family issues. She decides to accompany Will on his journey, acting as his interpreter, while taking photographs too. They fall in love as they wander the countryside. Their affair lasts several days, but he has to move on.