until the opening
of the Festival de Cannes 2019
Director, script writer PALESTINE

Annemarie JACIR

Annemarie JACIR

© Philistine Films

Biography

After presenting her 2003 short film Like Twenty Impossibles at Cannes under the aegis of the Cinéfondation, Annemarie Jacir’s feature debut Salt of this Sea premiered in Un Certain Regard 2008. One of the leading filmmakers from the Arab world, she has written, directed and produced over sixteen films. Her three features to date were selected as Palestine’s entry for the Oscars. With a commitment to teaching, training and hiring locally, Annemarie Jacir also curates, actively promoting independent cinema in the region. Founder of Philistine Films, a production house with offices in Palestine and Jordan, she collaborates regularly with fellow filmmakers. She teaches screenwriting and works as a freelance editor and consultant. Her most recent film Wajib (2017) won 18 international awards including Best Film in Mar Del Plata, Dubai, Amiens, and Kerala.

Films presented at Cannes

MILH HADHA AL-BAHR SALT OF THIS SEA 2008 Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue
LIKE TWENTY IMPOSSIBLES 2003 Cinéfondation Film Editor, Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Un Certain Regard - 2018
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Directors

Eryk LENARTOWICZ

Eryk LENARTOWICZ

François TRUFFAUT

François TRUFFAUT

Director
Gaspar NOÉ

Gaspar NOÉ

Henri DECOIN

Henri DECOIN

Director
Istvan SZABO

Istvan SZABO

Director
José Leitão DE BARROS

José Leitão DE BARROS

Mike LEIGH

Mike LEIGH

Director
Orson WELLES

Orson WELLES

Woody ALLEN

Woody ALLEN

Director
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