Josef Fares

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Josef Fares
Josef Fares 2010.JPG
Born (1977-09-19) 19 September 1977 (age 40)
Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, actor
Years active 1996–present

Josef Fares (born 19 September 1977) is a Crystal-Simorgh winning Swedish-Lebanese-Assyrian film director.[1] His brother is the actor Fares Fares, who has appeared in many of his films.

Josef Fares moved to Sweden when he was 10 years old and lives in Örebro, Örebro län.

Variety declared him one of ten upcoming directors to watch in 2006.[2] The same year he won the Nordic Council Film Prize for his film Zozo.

He also played the character of Josef in his feature film Leo, which was selected for the Focus section in the 58th Edition of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008.

In 2013, he directed his first video game, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The game was well received by critics. Its focus is on the interaction between two brothers and on their journey to save their father. His next video game will be A Way Out.



  1. ^ Nya Wermlands-Tidningen Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 

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