Top 10 Lebanese Film Directors

by dianamerhi | created - 04 Jan 2019 | updated - 27 Mar 2019 | Public

Top 10 Lebanese Films Directors

1. Nadine Labaki

Actress | Et maintenant on va où?

Nadine Labaki was born on February 18, 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon. She is an actress and director, known for Where Do We Go Now? (2011), Capernaum (2018) and Caramel (2007). She has been married to Khaled Mouzanar since October 2007.

2. Ziad Doueiri

Director | L'insulte

Ziad Doueiri (born in 1963) is a Lebanese-born cinematographer, film director and writer. He is best known for his award winning film West Beirut. At the age of 18, during the Lebanese civil war, Ziad leaves Lebanon to study in the US. He now lives in France and works in Europe and the US. Doueiri ...

3. Maroun Bagdadi

Director | Hors la vie

Maroun Bagdadi was born on January 21, 1950 in Beirut, Lebanon. He was a director and writer, known for Out of Life (1991), L'homme voilé (1987) and Little Wars (1982). He died on December 10, 1993 in Beirut, Lebanon.

4. Lucien Bourjeily

Director | Heaven Without People

Lucien Bourjeily is a Lebanese writer and director of both theater and film. His extensive work in avant-garde theatre has traveled the worldwide festival circuit and his debut feature-length film "Heaven Without People" won the Special Jury Prize award at the 2017 Dubai IFF. A Fulbright scholar he...

5. Danielle Arbid

Director | Maarek hob

Born in Lebanon in 1970, Danielle Arbid has been directing films since 1997. Selected for numerous festivals in France and the rest of the world (Cannes, New York, San Francisco, Locarno, Pusan, Tokyo, etc.), Danielle Arbid's first two features, Dans les champs de bataille and Un homme perdu, were ...

6. Ghassan Salhab

Director | Al-Wadi

Ghassan Salhab was born on May 4, 1958 in Dakar, Senegal. He is a director and writer, known for The Valley (2014), Phantom Beirut (1998) and Terra incognita (2002).

7. Randa Chahal Sabag

Director | Le cerf-volant

Randa Chahal Sabag was born on December 11, 1953 in Tripoli, Lebanon. She was a director and writer, known for The Kite (2003), A Civilized People (1999) and Les infidèles (1997). She died on August 25, 2008 in Paris, France.

8. Borhane Alaouié

Director | Khalass

Borhane Alaouié was born on April 1, 1941 in Arwoun, Lebanon. He is a director and actor, known for Khalass (2007), The Massacre of Kafr Kassem (1975) and Beirut the Encounter (1981).

9. Josef Fares

Director | Jalla! Jalla!

Josef Fares, born September 19, 1977 in Beirut, Lebanon, is a director, writer and actor. His family moved to Sweden in 1987 and settled in Örebro. Josef Fares was a very productive filmmaker in his teens. He diligently sent his works to all the world's festivals for short films. Encouraged by the ...

10. Philippe Aractingi

Director | Sous les bombes

Philippe Aractingi: Author, director, producer and photographer

Who is Philippe? Philippe Aractingi is a renowned artist in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Although he was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964, Philippe is Franco-Lebanese.

Achievements: In the late 70's and early 80's and with no ...

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