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Lyna Khoudri is back on the big screen

After a very noticed performance in Wes Anderson’s latest film, The French Dispatch, in which she stars with none other than Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, or Benicio Del Toro, the young French-Algerian actress confirms her status as a young rising star of the cinema with a new feature film to be discovered very soon: Secret Name.

Announced by the actress on her Instagram account, the release of Secret Name on January 19 is already raising high hopes.  

Directed by Frenchwoman Aurélia Georges (The Walking Man, The Girl and the River), the film tells the story of a young war nurse in 1914 from a very modest background. One day, she takes on the identity of a young girl from a good family who died before her eyes. This is the trigger that will change her life forever. 


Lyna Khoudri became famous after her performance in Algerian movie Papicha.

The fast rise of a shining star

Now accustomed to red carpets, rhinestones, and sequins, the young woman was known for her performance in Papicha, an Algerian film in which she played Nedjma, a young Algerian determined to organize a fashion show against a backdrop of exacerbated conversationism. The film, released in the category Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, had received rave reviews. And Khoudri, for her touching and accurate performance, won the Orizzonti award for best actress at the 74th Venice Film Festival. 

Among other projects, she is currently working on the shooting of November, a film by Cedric Jimenez, and will soon share the poster of the new adaptation of The Three Musketeers with François Civil. 

Nothing can seem to stop the rise of this young star!

Published on 3 January 2022