Michel Khleifi

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Michel Khleifi (born 1950 in Nazareth) is a Palestinian film writer, director and producer. He emigrated from Israel in 1970 and now resides in Belgium. There, he studied television and theatre directing at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS). After graduating from INSAS, he worked in Belgium television before turning to making his own films. He has directed and produced several documentary and feature films and received several prestigious awards including the International Critics’ Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Shell at San Sebastián International Film Festival and the André Cavens Award in 1987 for his film Wedding in Galilee. Michel Khleifi currently teaches at INSAS.[1][2][3]

Filmography[edit]

  • Fertile Memory (1980)
  • Ma'loul Celebrates its Destruction (1985)
  • Wedding in Galilee (also known as Arabic عرس الجليل trasliteration Urs al-Jalil (1987)
  • Canticle of the Stones (1990)
  • L'Ordre du Jour (1993)
  • Tale of the Three Jewels (1995)
  • Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel (2003), in collaboration with Eyal Sivan
  • Zindeeq (2009)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Qantara.com Interview Michel Khleifi Film as a Political Work of Art
  2. ^ ahram.org Michel Khleifi: Looking for jewels Profile by Youssef Rakha
  3. ^ New York Times Michel Kheifi profile

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Further reading[edit]

  • Dabashi, Hamid, and Said, Edward (preface) (2006): Dreams Of A Nation: On Palestinian Cinema, Verso Books, London, United Kingdom, ISBN 1-84467-088-0. With:
    • Chapter 3: Michel Khleifi: From Reality to Fiction - From Poverty to Expression (p. 45 -57)
    • Chapter 4: Bashir Abu-Manneh: Towards Liberation: Michel Khleifi's Ma'loul and Canticle (p. 58-69)
  • Gertz, Nurith; Khleifi, George (2008): Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma, and Memory, Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-22007-6. With: