Karin Albou

Karin Albou is a French Jewish director, screenwriter and actress.

Early life

Albou was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1968 to Algerian immigrant parents. Her mother was only 16 when she was born.[1] Albou was raised in the Jewish faith.


Albou made her feature film debut in 2005 with the film Little Jerusalem which debuted at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival in the International Critics' Week. Despite being Albou's first feature film Albou was disqualified from competing for the Camera d'Or, awarded to the best first film playing at the festival, because she had previously directed a made-for-TV movie.[2]

In 2008 Albou released her second feature film The Wedding Song a Holocaust drama set in Tunisia in 1942 that was loosely inspired by letters Albou's paternal grandmother had sent to her husband during the war when he was sent to a labour camp.[3] The film played multiple Jewish festivals but failed to garner mainstream attention something Albou attributed to the many scenes of graphic nudity in the film.[4]

Albou's third feature film My Shortest Love Affair was released in 2015. Albou also co-starred in the film as a woman in her 40s who becomes pregnant after a one-night stand with a former fling and who decides to try to make a go of it with the father of her future child.[5]



  1. "Karin Albou". Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. "Camera d'Or disqualifies 3 directors". Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. Esther, John. "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: KARIN ALBOU". Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. Curiel, Jonathan. "'Wedding Song' offers fresh take on feminity". Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  5. "My Shortest Love Affair". Retrieved 3 May 2016.

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