Khalil Joreige

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Khalil Joreige (Arabic: خليل جريج‎) is a Lebanese film director, screenwriter and producer. He often collaborates with Joana Hadjithomas, his wife. They teach and contribute to several publications.


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. 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.[1] In 2008 they directed Catherine Deneuve in a film that premiered in the official selection of Cannes Film festival Je veux voir (I want to see'). In 2008, they also presented a documentary Khiam 2000-2007. Their films have been shown in the most prestigious festivals where they have gathered awards, and have been released theatrically in many countries.


  • The Lebanese Rocket Society (2012)[2]
  • Je veux voir (I Want to See) (2008)
  • Open the Door please / Childhood (2007)
  • A Perfect Day (2005)
  • Ramad (Ashes) (2003)
  • Rounds (2001)
  • Khiam (2000)
  • Around the Pink House (1999)


Furthermore, they have created several photo and video installations that are shown in art centers, museums and galleries in group show as well as solo exhibitions. Their artwork is part of important private and public collections. Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige were awarded the Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2012.[3] In 2012, Ashkal Alwan organized How Soon is Now: A Tribute to Dreamers a comprehensive exhibition of Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige at the Beirut Exhibition Center.[4]

Joreige and Hadjithomas have participated in the 9th Gwangju Biennale (2012).[5]


  1. ^ *"Record 47 Countries In Oscar Contention" (Press release). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 1999-11-22. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  2. ^ "The Lebanese Rocket Society". Abbout Productions. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Abraaj Capital Art Prize". Art Dubai Fair. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  4. ^ "HOW SOON IS NOW: A TRIBUTE TO". Beirut Exhibition Center. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  5. ^ http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/roundtable-announces-participants/

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