Mahdi Fleifel (Denmark)

Mahdi Fleifel is a Danish-Palestinian film director who graduated in 2009 from the UK National Film & TV School. He is the co-founder of London-based production company Nakba FilmWorks which he runs alongside Irish producer Patrick Campbell. Mahdi is currently based in Amsterdam where he has lived since 2014.

His debut feature, A World Not Ours (2012), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and picked up over 30 awards, including the Peace Film Prize at the 2013 Berlinale and the Edinburgh, Yamagata and DOC:NYC Grand Jury Prizes.

Mahdi's 2016 film, A Man Returned, won the Silver Bear and the European Film Nomination at the Berlinale and his latest film, A Drowning Man, formed part of the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography

  • 3 Logical Exits
    2020
  • Men In The Sun
    2018
  • A Drowning Man
    2017
  • A Man Returned
    2016
  • Xenos
    2014
  • A World Not Ours
    2012
  • Four Weeks
    2009
  • Arafat & I
    2008
  • The Writer
    2007
  • Harrisons Monday’s Arms
    2006
  • Hamoudi & Emil
    2004
  • Shadi In The Beautiful Well
    2003

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