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KHALIL JOREIG AND JOANA HADJITHOMAS

 

Born in Beirut (Lebanon) in 1969, Khalil and Joana Hadjithomas Joreig have worked together as artists and filmmakers, producing films and documentaries. In 1999, they wrote and directed their first feature film, "Around the Pink House "." A Perfect Day ", from 2005, is one of his most acclaimed films, received two awards at the Locarno Film Festival. In 2008, they also directed “Je Veux Voir", a movie starring Catherine Deneuve and premiered in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Beside their work as filmmakers, the two have created several video installations and photography exhibitions presented in different galleries and museums. Their work is now part of important private and public collections. Joreig Khalil and Joana Hadjithomas also teach and have contributed to several publications. An important part of their films was shown in a retrospective In Focus at Curtas Vila do Conde 2009 as well as an exhibition of their installations. Both were present in Vila do Cond , where they presented a masterclass about their work.