Michel Khleifi

Michel Khleifi (Arabic: ميشيل خليفي, Hebrew: מישל ח'לייפי; born 1950 in Nazareth) is an Arab (born in Israel) film writer, director and producer, presently based in Belgium.

Khleifi emigrated from Israel to Belgium in 1970, where he studied television and theatre directing at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS). After graduating from INSAS, he worked in Belgium television before turning to making his own films. He has directed and produced several documentary and feature films. He has received several awards, including the International Critics’ Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Shell at San Sebastián International Film Festival and the André Cavens Award in 1987 for his film Wedding in Galilee. Khleifi currently teaches at INSAS.[1][2][3]




  1. Qantara.com Interview Michel Khleifi Film as a Political Work of Art
  2. ahram.org Michel Khleifi: Looking for jewels Profile by Youssef Rakha
  3. New York Times Michel Kheifi profile

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