Tunisian Cinema actor Lotfi Msehli

By: Azad Karimi

I'm happy because I am in this field, do not forget that I am an actor and I carry a message with me. I rejoice when the audience applauds me.

 

 

Interview

Tunisian Cinema actor Lotfi Msehli

By Azad Karimi


Lotfi criticizes the locking of the critique space for art, which is an important tool in expressing the problems of society and the shortcomings and shortcomings of the system.

He criticizes religious fanaticism. He is delighted with the democratic atmosphere in Tunisia that has made the film industry flourish.

 

What Lotfi complains about, I have felt and experienced with all my being. While I was in Iran on February 1999, after passing several stages of exams, I was called to Tehran for the final stage. I was accepted to direct and produce television at Iran Television College and should straight to class. But I had to pass complex political and religious exams to be eligible to enter college.

 

As a result, I was rejected in the final stage. For example, in response to a question about the civil war of the family of the Prophet of Islam, I said that I would not take sides.

 

The course of my life changed completely. I did not comment on a subject that has nothing to do with the beliefs of a religion.

 

The question is, the Tunisian revolution was carried out by intellectuals, but why should religious fanatics try to take over the country?

Why do these people want to repeat the terrible experience of the Iranian religious revolution in their country?

Mustafa al-Aqqad portrayed the history of Islam in a film; Basically, Islam forbids music, painting, lyricism and philosophy. What opportunities is it for art, literature and thought?

From this it becomes clear that religious fanatics are enemy to aesthetic manifestations, and they send the masses to the streets under any pretext to strike at a democracy that it’s rooted in aesthetics and culture.

It must be said that the world and the Middle East, by the young and intelligent and brave people, will not allow these fanatists to grow and multiply.

I wish my dear friend, Lotfi Msehli success and success and success...

God Bless Lotfi Msehli.

 

 

Thank  you!

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  1. Please present yourself (Name, education, Civil status and...)

. Lotfi Msehli is a theatre and film actor.

 

  1. What is your artistic specialize?

. My Profession is theatre actor.

 

3: When and how did you become interested in this field of art?

.First in the theatre, when I was at the institute when I was 12 years old ... then I was participating in the institutes, then I entered the theatre club in the cultural complex in Kairouan ...

  1. Who was your motivator?

.I used to love the theatre while I was studying at school, and I used to mimic voices and play the character of the prince or an animal..I was funny in the classroom and my friends love me and say to me, go to the theater, you can be an actor

 

  1. What was your parent’s reaction?

.Parents' reaction: I used to quarrel with them because I went to the theatre. My mother did not understand and was afraid that I would fail in studies and follow bad people, but my teacher in the theatre called my father and told him not to be afraid of him, on the contrary he encouraged him and he will have a beautiful future. He is an excellent actor.

 

  1. When started you such as a professional artist?

. I've been a professional since I started my first play ... Want to know why I'm a professional before. When a professional does exercises in the theatre and returns home, he must repeat what he did on the run, he must look for a character from the outside, he must trust himself and believe what he is doing so that the audience can believe him ... This is the professional I was in the theatre club when I was 13 years old, then I participated in plays with associations, then I participated in many workshops, after which I started dealing with companies and then dramatic arts centres. In 2018, she was awarded the professional card as the youngest professional Tunisian actor Last year, I studied at El Teatro theatre school, with director"  Tawfiq Jebali" and "Nawfal Azara" is an excellent experience.

 

  1. Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as an artist?

. I'm happy because I am in this field, do not forget that I am an actor and I carry a message with me. I rejoice when the audience applauds me.

 

 

8: How you see the view? How will be the Future of art, cinema, and totally?

.Do you mean future of art in Tunisia? "Art is forbidden" ... "Art corrupts the youth" ... and other Remorse that have been said about art, they are religious parties who want theatres with speeches about religion and politics.

 ... But with art we resist ignorance I am happy with the cinematic productions in Tunisia. Before the revolution, we were watching a movie or two.

As for now, we produce more than ten films, participate in many international festivals, and we also win a big greeting to Tunisian directors.

 

 

  1. 9. Can you become one part of the artistic movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?

.I am a theatre actor, I carry a message with me ... Shakespeare says, "Give me a theatre that I will give you a great people ... Young people must participate in demonstrations. They must read and watch films and plays .. The Ministry of Education should teach its children theatre, music, dance and all the arts so that Tunisia has a generation." Educated, conscious, and has ideas...

 

  1. 10. How can you help our world become a better place to live?

.I have new works in theatre and television, after my last experience with the director and poet "Bashir Kahwaji" in the play” The Machine" ..I come back again with the Centre for Dramatic and Sports Arts in Kairouan in a new play for the elderly directed by "Hammadi Al-Wahaibi" As for television, I am very happy with the new experience with "Nessma TV", which is the dubbing experience in the series Al-Hurrah Character Alolo And a series of women, the character Arif I participated in the series Spy directed by Rabih Al-Takali, which will be broadcast in Ramadan 2021 If I were not an actor, I would be creative.