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Ghassan Salhab


Born in Dakar, Senegal.
In addition to making his own films and video works, Ghassan Salhab collaborates on various scenarios, and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed six feature films: Beyrouth Fantôme (1998); Terra Incognita (2002); The Last Man (2006); 1958 (2009); The Mountain (2011) and The Valley (2014)… All films have been selected in various international film festivals — in addition to numerous “essays”, short films and “videos… In 2010, La Rochelle International Film Festival and JC Carthage made a tribute to his films… He has also published his texts and articles in various magazines, and a book, “fragments du Livre du naufrage” (Amers Editions) in 2012.

Longs métrages
The Valley (2014, video, 2h14)
Selected by Toronto International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Prize for best Arab Director), JC Carthage, Forum Berlinale 2015, Fribourg (Fipresci international critics prize), La Rochelle, Curitiba International Film Festival, Hong-Kong, Karlovy Vary… and several other Festivals
The Mountain (2011, video, 1h24)
Selected by Doha Film Festival 2010, FID Marseille 2011, Toronto International Film Festival 2011, Nowe Horizonty Wroclaw… and several other Festivals
1958 (2009, video, 1h06)
Selected by FID Marseille, Locarno International Film Festival, MEIFF, Dox Box, International Istanbul Film Festival… and several other Festivals
Le dernier homme / The last man (2006, 35mm, 1h41)
Selected by Locarno International Film Festival 2006, Montpellier, Torino, Dubaï Film Festival, Singapore 2007 (Prize for best actor Carlos Chahine), Tribeca Film Festival 2007, « Tous les Cinémas du Monde » - Cannes 2007… and several other Festivals
Terra incognita (2002, 35mm, 2h)
Selected by Sélection officielle Cannes / « Un Certain Regard », Viennale, Göteborg International Film Festival, La Rochelle, JC Carthage… and several other Festivals
Beyrouth fantôme (1998, 35mm, 1h56)
Selected by Les Trois Continents-Nantes (Prize for the best sound track), Göteborg, la sélection ACID à Cannes, JC Carthage, Brugge, Teheran International Film Festival, Valencia International Film Festival… and several other Festivals
Chinese Ink (2016, 53’)
Son Image (2016, diptych, 15’)
Everybody know this is nowhere (2012, diptych, 15’)
Le massacre des innocents (2010, triptych, 28’)
(Posthume) (2007, video, 29’)
Dead Time (2006, video, 7’)
Brève rencontre avec Jean Luc Godard (2005, video, 40’)
Lost Narcissus (2004, video, 15’)
My dead body, my living body (2003, video, 14’)
Nobody’s Rose (2000, video, 10’)
Baalbeck (2000, video, 56’)
in 3 parts, the 2 other by A. Zaatari and M. Soueid
Of Seduction (1999, video, 32’)
co-directed with N. Khodr
Afrique fantôme (1994, 35mm, 21’)
After Death (1991, 16mm, 21’)
The Other (1991, video, 10’)
The Key (1986, 35mm, 15’)

(“Essays”, short films and « videos works» selected in various international film festivals and international exhibitions)