June 25, 1959|
|Alma mater||Concordia University|
|Occupation||Film director, producer, actor, screenwriter|
Bashar Shbib (born June 25, 1959) is a Canadian independent film director and producer. He started making independent films in Montreal the 1980s and became one of the most prolific independent filmmakers in Canada with over 30 films to his credit.
Bashar Shbib was born in Damascus; he emigrated to Canada with his parents and two brothers at an early age. He attended McGill University in Microbiology and Concordia University, where he earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Film Directing.
His romantic comedies, Julia Has Two Lovers (1990) and Lana in Love (1991), were premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival panorama, the 1991 Montreal Film Festival and the New Orleans Film Festival. Another of his comedies, Love $ Greed (1991), was in competition at the 1991 Montreal Film Festival. Crack Me Up (1991), Ride Me (1992), and Draghoula (1994) soon followed. Shbib's recent release(s), The Senses (five feature films), has been aired on Radio Canada and several television networks worldwide. Shbib has also created less commercial works such as Evixion (1986) and Clair obscur or The Stork (1988).
- 1983 : Or d'Ur (Short)
- 1983 : Betsy (Short)
- 1983 : Amour Impossible (Short)
- 1984 : Memoirs
- 1985 : Cazalla de la sierra (Short)
- 1986 : Evixion
- 1987 : Seductio
- 1988 : Clair obscur
- 1990 : 15 Ugly Sisters
- 1991 : Julia Has Two Lovers
- 1991 : Love $ Greed
- 1991 : Crack me up
- 1992 : Lana in Love
- 1994 : Ride Me
- 1995 : La mule et les émeraudes
- 1995 : Bashar Shbib's Draghoula
- 1997 : Hot Sauce
- 1997 : Taxi to L.A.
- 1997 : The Perfumer
- 1997 : Strictly Spanking
- 1997 : Panic
- 1999 : The Kiss
- 2005 : Silent Men
- Matthew Hays, A new movie fest raise the question... do B-movies exist anymore, Montreal Mirror, Jan. 30th - Feb. 6th, 1997, p.11
- Janis L. Pallister, The Cinema of Québec: Masters in Their Own House, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1995, p.445.
- California Homes : Sowden House Archived 2013-12-14 at the Wayback Machine. Architectural Digest
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