Michel Khleifi (Palestinian Territories)

Michel Khleifi (born 1950 in Nazareth) is a Palestinian film writer, director and producer. He emigrated from Israel in 1970 and now resides in Belgium. There, 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 and received several prestigious awards.


  • Al Dhakira al Khasba/Fertile Memory
    99', West Germany/Palestine, 1980
  • Wedding in Galilee
    113, Israel/France/Belgium, 1987
  • Canticle of the Stones
    110', Israel, 1990
  • L'order du jour
    105', Belgium, 1993
  • The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels
    112, Belgium, 1995
  • You, Me, Jerusalem
    53', Israel/Palestine, USA, 1995
  • Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land
    66', UK/Palestine/Belgium, 1995
  • Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel
    270', Israel/Palestine, 2003
  • Zindeeq
    85', Palestine/UK/Belgium, UAE, 2009

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