Joana Hadjithomas

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Joana Hadjithomas
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Joana Hadjithomas

(1969-08-10) 10 August 1969 (age 49)
Years active1994 – present

Joana Hadjithomas (Arabic: جوانا حاجي توما‎) is a Lebanese film director, screenwriter and producer. She often collaborates with Khalil Joreige. A Perfect Day (2005) is one of their most acclaimed films, and earned them the Don Quixote Award and the FIPRESCI Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival.[1] They also received acclaim for Around the Pink House, which was Lebanon's official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination.[2]

Joana Hadjithomas participated at the 9th Gwangju Biennale (2012).[3]

She was selected to be on the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films sections of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[4]


  • The Agony of the Feet (1994)
  • 333 Sycamore (1994)
  • Faute d'identités (Lack of Identity) (1997)
  • al-Bayt al-zahr (Around the Pink House) (1999)
  • Khiyam (2000)
  • Rounds (2001)
  • Ramad (Ashes) (2002)
  • al-Film al-mafqud (The Lost Film) (2003)
  • A Perfect Day (2005)
  • Open the Door please / Childhood (2007)
  • Je veux voir (I Want to See) (2008)
  • The Lebanese Rocket Society (2012)[5]


  1. ^ Hillauer, Rebecca (2005). "Hadjithomas, Joana (1969–)". Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmmakers. Cairo: American Univ. in Cairo Press. pp. 157–159. ISBN 977-424-943-7.
  2. ^ *"Record 47 Countries In Oscar Contention" (Press release). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 1999-11-22. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  3. ^ http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/roundtable-announces-participants/
  4. ^ "The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury". Cannes Film Festival. 7 May 2015. Archived from the original on 19 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  5. ^ "The Lebanese Rocket Society". Abbout Productions. Retrieved 13 September 2012.

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