Co-directors for all their films, both Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige were born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1969. They did not study art or cinema at a formal level but were drawn to both in their youth as a way to respond to the aftermath of the Lebanese civil war. Their work in several media is thematically and formally connected to their research and their lives and explores topics including traces of the invisible, the absent, the construction of the imaginary and the writing of contemporary history. Their feature films A PERFECT DAY, JE VEUX VOIR and THE LEBANESE ROCKET SOCIETY have screened and won awards at international festivals. Their artworks have been exhibited worldwide. In 2017, they received the Marcel Duchamp Prize.
Last update: February 2021