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Ghassan Salhab

biography

Born in Dakar, Senegal
In addition to making his own films, Salhab collaborates on various scenarios in Lebanon and in France, and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed five long films : Beyrouth Fantôme, Terra Incognita, The Last Man, 1958, and The Mountain, in addition to numerous short films and videos, including (Posthume); Narcisse Perdu; My living body, my dead body; La Rose de personne; Baalbeck (co-directed with A. Zaatari and M. Soueid); Afrique Fantôme; Après la Mort… He also published "fragments du Livre du naufrage" (bilingual publishing, French and Arabic - 2012, Amers Editions), and different texts and articles in various magazines.

Filmography
Writer-Director
Longs métrages
The Mountain (2011, video, 1h24)
Selected by FID Marseille, Toronto International Film Festival, Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Nowe Horyzonty (Poland)
1958 (2009, video, 1h06)
Selected by FID Marseille, Locarno, MEIFF Abu Dhabi…
Le dernier homme / The last man (2006, 35mm, 1h41)
Selected by « Cinéastes du présent » - Locarno 2006, Montpellier, Torino, Dubaï, Singapore 2007, Tribeca 2007, « Tous les Cinémas du Monde » - Cannes 2007…
Terra incognita (2002, 35mm, 2h)
Selected by Sélection officielle / « Un Certain Regard » - Cannes 2002, and also selected by several other international film, Vienne, Göteborg, La Rochelle, Carthage…
Beyrouth fantôme (1998, 35mm, 1h56)
Selected by Les Trois Continents-Nantes, Göteborg, la sélection ACID à Cannes, Carthage, Brugge, Téhéran, Valencia…
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(Posthume) (2007, video, 28’)
Temps mort (2006, video, 7’)
Brêve rencontre avec Jean Luc Godard, ou le cinéma comme métaphore (2005, video, 40’)
Narcisse perdu (2004, video, 15’)
Mon corps vivant, mon corps mort (2003, video, 14’)
La rose de personne (2000, video, 10’)
Baalbeck (2000, video, 56’)
with A. Zaatari et M. Soueid
de la séduction (1999, video, 32’)
with N. Khodr
Afrique fantôme (1994, 35mm, 21’)
Aprés la mort (1991, 16mm, 21’)
L’autre (1991, vidéo, 10’)
La clef (1986, 35mm, 15’)

(short films and videos selected in various international film festivals and international exhibitions)