Hany Abu-Assad at IFFR
Hany ABU-ASSAD studied Engineering in the Netherlands from 1981 to 1987 and worked on TV programmes about immigrants. In 1990 he founded Ayloul Film Productions with the Palestinian filmmaker Rashid Masharawi. He directed his first feature film, Het 14e kippetje/The Fourteenth Chick, in 1998. His films Paradise Now (2005) and Omar (2013) were both nominated for an Academy Award and the latter was also awarded the Special Jury Prize of Un Certain Regard in Cannes. Both The Idol (2015) and The Mountain Between Us (2017) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
To Whom It May Concern (1991, short), Paper House (1992, short), Het 14e kippetje/The Fourteenth Chick (1998), Nazareth 2000 (2001, doc), Al qods fee yom akhar/Rana's Wedding (2002), Ford Transit (2004), Paradise Now (2005), A Boy, a Wall and a Donkey (2008, short), Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2011, co-dir), The Courier (2012), Omar (2013), Ya tayr el tayer/The Idol (2015), The Mountain Between Us (2017)