Ghassan Salhab

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Ghassan Salhab
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Born (1958-05-04) 4 May 1958 (age 61)
OccupationDirector, Writer

Ghassan Salhab (Arabic; غسان سلهب, born 4 May 1958) is a Lebanese screenwriter and film director.

Born in Dakar, Senegal. In addition to making his own films, he collaborates on various scenarios and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed six feature films: Beyrouth Fantôme, Terra Incognita, The Last Man, 1958, The Mountain, and The Valley… all films have been selected in various international film festivals. He just finished the shooting of The River — in addition to numerous “essays”, and different “video works”, including (Posthumous), Chinese ink, Son Image, and Le voyage immobile, with Mohamed Soueid. In 2016, he was a DAAD (Berlin) guest-resident. La Rochelle International Film Festival, JC Carthage and La Cinémathèque du Québec made a tribute to his work. He has also published different texts and articles in various magazines, and a book, “fragments du Livre du naufrage”.


Feature films[edit]

Year Title Notes
1998 Beyrouth fantôme (2h)
2002 Terra incognita (1h56)
2006 The Last Man (1h41)
2009 1958 (1h06)
2011 The Mountain (1h24)
2014 The Valley (2h14)

Other works[edit]

Year Title Notes
1986 The Key (15’)
1991 The Other (10’)
1991 After Death (21’)
1994 Afrique fantôme (21’)
1999 Of Seduction (32’) co-directed with Nesrine Khodr
2000 Nobody’s Rose (10’)
2000 Baalbeck (56’) in 3 parts, the 2 other by Akram Zaatari and Mohamed Soueid
2003 My dead body, my living body (14’)
2004 Lost Narcissus (15’)
2005 Brève rencontre avec Jean Luc Godard (40’)
2006 Dead Time (7’)
2007 (Posthumous) (29’)
2010 Le massacre des innocents (triptych-video, 28’)
2012 Everybody know this is nowhere (diptych-video, 15’)
2016 Son Image (diptych-video, 22’)
2017 Chinese Ink (55’)
2018 Le voyage immobile (23’) co-directed with Mohamed Soueid
2019 Une rose ouverte (1h12)


  • Fragments du livre du naufrage, Amers Editions, 2011[1]


Group Exhibitions[edit]


  1. ^ "Fragments du livre du naufrage". Fnac. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Beirut Lab: 1975(2020)". University of California. 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.

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