Josef Fares was born in 1977 in Lebanon.
Ten years later he and his family came to Sweden and the town of Örebro. Josef started making films when he was 15 and sent them around to amateur film festivals. About 50 shorts and many awards later Josef entered film school in 1998. His association with Memfis Film began with the pilot Cool Guys and was followed by the box office smash Jalla! Jalla!. After that Josef directed Kops which proved equally as popular with audiences with over 775,000 admissions in Sweden. Both films were distributed in over 20 countries.
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