Before his sky-rocketing breakthrough in the Arab world, L'Abidine
enjoyed a successful career in international productions, such as SEX AND THE CITY 2 (2010), BLACK
FOREST (2012), THE LOOMING TOWER (2018) and THE EDDY (2020). His made his directorial debut
with the Tunisian film GHODWA (2021) that premiered at the Cairo International Film Festival and won
a FIPRESCI prize.
Dhafer has finished shooting his Saudi-set feature BACK HOME,
in which he starred, wrote, directed and co-produced with MBC Studios. His directorial debut GHODWA
streamed on Netflix and brought him the Acting Award at the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam. He headed the
juries of the Red Sea Festival’s 48hr Film Challenge last June and Hollywood Arab Film Festival this May.