Lyna Khoudri will star in Houria, in which she plays a dancer who has become mute following an attack.
A role in the last Wes Anderson’s movie
Noticed at Cannes in The French Dispatch by Wes Anderson, Lyna Khoudri had been revealed to the general public in the skin of Nedjma, an aspiring stylist, prisoner of the diktats of feminine beauty in Algeria in the 1990s. A role which had earned her the César for the best female hope. Algiers. Houria, embodied by the sublime Lyna Khoudri, is a cleaning lady during the day and a ballerina in her free time. One evening, when she returns from a bet, she is beaten by a man. Result ; she suffers an acute trauma that causes her to lose her speech. Houria tries hard to get up, despite the difficulties, and regain her courage. Between hope and despair, it is through dance that Houria finds a new way of expressing herself and refuses to give in to criticism from society. At her side, a community of women with different backgrounds but only one thing unites them: love. She recently told AnOther magazine: “In Houria, I play the role of a ballet dancer who loses the ability to speak. It was a big challenge because I had to express myself without words for the first time. I only speak for the first twenty minutes of the film. I spent a year preparing, taking dance lessons and learning sign language.”
Her parents fled the civil war in Algeria
Franco-Algerian film actress, Lyna Khoudri was born in Algiers on October 3, 1992. Born to parents who fled the civil war in Algeria to settle in Aubervilliers, the young woman spent her childhood in a rich cultural setting. And for good reason, her mother is a violin teacher and her father, a journalist. Passionate about theatre, she obtained the BAC in this discipline before obtaining a license in performing arts. Lyna joined the famous National Theater of Strasbourg following several competitions. It is in this Strasbourg institute sharpens his weapons for his future career in the cinematographic universe.
A Cesar prize in 2020
In parallel to her studies, Lyna Khoudri participates in many castings and ends up by dint of perseverance, to obtain her first roles in series. The French actress thus makes an appearance in the film The Blessed by Sofia Djama by interpreting the character of Fériel. She interprets this role to perfection, and her talent is rewarded with the Orizzonti prize for best actress at the Venice Film Festival. From then on, the requests multiplied for the young actress. Alternately in 2017 and 2018, she was chosen to play in films such as The party is over and Luna. The role proposals are also numerous in 2019 for Lina who appears in the film by Mounia Meddour entitled Papicha, where she plays the main role. This new talented composition allows her to receive the César 2020, in the category best female hope.