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Michea Khleifi

Michea Khleifi

Sector : Media , Directors

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Serbien
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1950
  • Age : 62
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Michel Khleifi (born 1950) is a Palestinian, born in Nazareth is a film writer, director and producer. 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 in 1987 for his film Wedding in Galilee. Michel Khleifi currently teaches at INSAS.

Achievements and Awards


* 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)


* In 1987, won International Critics Prize, Cannes for Wedding in Galilee
* In 1991, won Special Jury Prize at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival for Canticle of the Stones
* In 2005, won alongside Eyal Sivan the Mayor's Prize, at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival for Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel
* In 2009, won the Muhr award for "Best Arab Feature Film" at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF))

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