It is 1989... Amine Bouhafa is 3 years old and starts playing piano.
He is 12 years old and graduated from the National Conservatory of Music of Tunis. He begins a particularly early career as a pianist-arranger.
He is 15 years old and composes his first score for a short film. He is 15 years old and Cinema is a passion that will never leave him. He multiplies experiences in series and feature films.
Holder of a scholarship, he moved to Paris. The opportunity was too good: in addition to his brilliant engineering studies, he studied harmony and counterpoint at the Conservatoire de Musique de Paris.
Balancing on a double culture that he claims, Amine Bouhafa develops a very personal style not only playing with the clichés of orientalism. The quality of his writing and the originality of his style led him to be chosen by the producer Sylvie Pialat and the Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako to compose the score of Timbuktu. The film will be rewarded by 7 César, including that of the Best Original Music. In the same year, Amine Bouhafa was awarded Grand Prix France Musique-Sacem 2015 and commissioned to create a concert piece " Tolérances & Interdits ", in homage to the victims of the attacks, which will be performed in 2016 by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
His career thus launched, Amine Bouhafa multiplies the number of projects likely to stimulate her artistic curiosity. In 2017, he composed the score of Kaouther Ben Hania's La Belle Et La Meute, screened in the official selection ( Un Certain Regard ) of the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Prize for Best Sound Creation. Then, he wrote the score of Looking For Oum Kulthum, by Shirin Neshat produced by Razor Film and screened in the official selection of the 74th Venice Film Festival.
More recently, Amine Bouhafa has composed, among others, the music of Philippe Faucon's Amin (Directors' Fortnight - Cannes 2018 Festival), Yoann Guillouzouic's Place Des Victoires and Alaa Eddine Aljem's Le Miracle Du Saint Inconnu (Critics' Week - Cannes 2019 Festival), not to mention two films acclaimed by audiences and critics at the Venice 2019 Mostra:
A Son by Mehdi Barsaoui and You Will Die At Twenty by Amjad Abu Alala, awarded by the "Lion of The Best First Picture".
This peers recognition and the critical success that accompanies it, does not deter him from other "playgrounds" such as series, whether they are fictions ( Secrets Of Nil for Netflix, Kindom Of Fire by Peter Webber), documentaries such as Histoires d'une Nation for France 2, or animation as Paddington for Studio Canal.
Inspired composer, passionate worker, multi-instrumentalist, Amine Bouhafa travels in cinematographic and musical genres, from classical to world music, from independent films to mainstream films, with a talent that, without ever submitting, puts itself at the loving service of image.