Nabil Ayouch, born in Paris in 1969, is a Franco-Moroccan director, producer and writer, and one of the voices that are placing the Moroccan cinema among the most successful emerging national cinemas. In 1997, Ayouch directed his first feature, Mektoub (1997). With several filmes directed throughout the decade – Ali Zaoua (2000), Whatever Lola Wants (2007), My Land (2011) – Horses of God (2012), a film about the suicide bombings in Casablanca, in 2003, became one of his main hits, sold to more than 40 countries and officially introduced, in the United States, by Jonathan Demme. His film Much Loved (2015) was banned by the Moroccan government because of the way it portrays prostitution. Some of the films he collaborated with, as cor-writer, director or producer, were exhibited in Cannes Film Festival: Le Chevaux de Dieu (2012) in 2013, Adam (2019) in 2019, Haut et Fort (2021) in 2021, and Le Bleu du Caftan (2022).