Maroun Bagdadi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maroun Bagdadi
Maroun baghdadi.jpg
Maroun Bagdadi
Born (1950-01-21)January 21, 1950
Died December 11, 1993(1993-12-11) (aged 43)
Occupation Film director
Spouse(s) Soraya Khoury
Children 3

Maroun Bagdadi (Arabic: مارون بغدادي‎‎; January 21, 1950 – December 11, 1993) was a Lebanese film director known for his vivid portrayal of Lebanon's civil war. Bagdadi was internationally the best-known Lebanese filmmaker of his generation. He worked with American producer/director Francis Coppola and made several films in French that became hits in France.[1]


Maroun Bagdadi was arguably Lebanon's most prominent filmmaker, one whose work has been seen all over the world. One of his best-known films, "Houroub Saghira" (Little Wars), was shown at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, drawing this comment from a prominent film critic: "To make a film about Beirut that eschews polemics for more universal, more human issues is an achievement." His first Lebanese production was for television, an educational program called "7½." In 1975, he directed his first feature film, Beyrouth Ya Beyrouth. Koullouna Lil Watan, a 75-minute documentary produced in 1979, won the Jury Honor Prize at the International Leipzig Festival Documentary and Animated Film.[2]




  1. ^ Variety Magazine
  2. ^ a b Today's Outlook Magazine
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Out of Life". Retrieved 2009-08-09. 

External links[edit]