Hiam Abbass

  • Hiam Abbass
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Film director, Actor, Journalist, Screenwriter, Voice over
Column : Theater, Cinema/tv

Palestinian Actress, Voice, Film Director and Scriptwriter

Born in 1960 in Nazareth (Palestine), she is living in France. Lead actress in many short film and features : Michel Khleifi's "Noce en Galilée" (1986), Rashid Masharawi's "Haïfa" (1995), "Le Gone du Chaâba" by Christophe Ruggia (1996), "Raddem" by Danièle Arbid (1997), "Vivre au paradis" by Bourlem Guerdjou (1998), "Ali Rabiaa et les autres" by Ahmed Boulan, "Satin rouge" by Raja Amari (2001), "Nadia et Sara" by Moufida Tlatli (2003), Yousry Nasrallah's "La Porte du soleil" (2004) and "Munich" by Steven Spielberg (2005).
She directed her first shortfilm, "Le pain" [The Bread] in 2000 (release date: 2001) and "La Danse éternelle" [Eternal Dance] (2003), Le Donne Della Vucciria (2013) and her first feature film, INHERITANCE / HERITAGE (2012).

Short FILMOGRAPHY
* NOCES EN GALILEE, Michel Khleifi (1987)
* ALJABAL, Hanna Elyas (1991)
* ASSASSIN(S), Mathieu Kassovitz (1992)
* QUELQU'UN, Marie Vermillard (1994)
* HAÏFA, Rashid Masharawi (1995)
* LE GONE DU CHAÂBA, Christophe Ruggia (1996)
* CHACUN CHERCHE SON CHAT / WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY, Cédric Klapisch (1996)
* RADDEM, Danièle Arbid (1997)
* VIVRE AU PARADIS / LIVING IN PARADISE, Bourlem Guerdjou (1998)
*ALI, RABIAA ET LES AUTRES, Ahmed Boulane (2000)
* ONCE WE GROW UP, Renaud Cohen (2000)
* LE PAIN / THE BREAD (2000), short narrative (written and directed by Hiam Abbas)
* SATIN ROUGE / RED SATIN, Raja Amari (2001), Main actress
* L'ANGE DE GOUDRON, Denis Chouinard (2001)
* WE NEED A VACATION, Didier Bivel (2002)
* A LOVING FATHER, Jacob Berger (2002)
* NADIA ET SARA de Moufida Tlatli (2003)
* LA DANSE ETERNELLE (2003), short narrative (written and directed by Hiam Abbas)
* LA PORTE DU SOLEIL / THE GATE OF THE SUN, Yousry Nasrallah (2004), Main actress
* PARADISE NOW, Hany Abu-Assad (2004), Role: Saïd's Mother
* LA FIANCÉE SYRIENNE, Eran Riklis (2004)
* Azur et Asmar, Michel Ocelot (2004) | Voice over
* Munich, Steven Spielberg (2005), (consultante artistique et directrice d'acteurs)
* FREE ZONE, Amos Gitaï (2005)
* LE DEMON DE MIDI, Marie-Pascale Osterrieth (2005)
* La Nativité, Catherine Hardwicke (2006), (consultante artistique et directrice d'acteurs)
* Babel, Alejandro González Iñárritu (2006), (consultante artistique et directrice d'acteurs)
* THE VISITOR, Tom McCarthy (2007)
* DÉSENGAGEMENT, Amos Gitaï (2007)
* LES CITRONNIERS, Eran Riklis (2008), Audience Award at Berlinale and Prix d'interprétation APSA en Australie
* L'AUBE DU MONDE, Abbas Fahdel (2008).
* Kandisha, Jérôme Cohen-Olivar (2008)
* Grenades et Myrrhe / Al Mor Wa Al Rumman, Najwa Najjar (2008)
* The Limits of Control, Jim Jarmusch (2008)
* Chaque jour est une fête / كل يوم عيد (2009)
* ESPION(S), Nicolas Saada (2009), along with Guillaume Canet, Géraldine Pailhas, Hippolyte Girardot, Stephen Rea, Archie Panjabi
* AMERRIKA, Cherien Dabis (2009), along with Nisreen Faour, Hiam Abbass, Melkar Muallem, Alia Shawkat, Yussef Abu Warda, Amer Hlehel
* HUMAN ZOO (Romance in the dark), Rie Rasmussen (2009), along with Rie Rasmussen, Nick Corey, Nikola Djuricko, Hiam Abbass, Cyril Raffaelli, Saïd Amadis
* Une bouteille à la mer (Bottle in the Sea of Gaza), Thierry Binisti (2011)
* La Source des femmes, Radu Mihaileanu (2011)
* INHERITANCE / HERITAGE (2012), 1st feature narrative (written and directed by Hiam Abbas)
* Le Sac de farine, Khadija Leclere (2012)
* Le Donne Della Vucciria (2013), short narrative (written and directed by Hiam Abbas)
* Rock the Casbah, Laïla Marrakchi (2013)
* À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer - في سني أختبئ لأدخن , Rayhana | Algérie (2016)
* Corps étranger / Foreign Body, Raja Amari (2016)
* Succession (2018-2019), HBO - TV series

Sources:
www.arab-art.org
www.unifrance.org
www.canalplus.fr
www.imarabe.org/fr/activites/festival-des-cinemas-arabes/presidente-d-honneur-du-festival (Paris, 2018)
update on 22 June 2018, by Thierno I. Dia

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