Hussein Hassan Ali

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Playing range 46+ · Height 177 cm/ 5.8′ ft. · Eyes Dark Brown · Hair Silver/Brown streaked  · Figure Slim · Languages Kurdish Native (Kurmanji, Sorani), Arabic Native (Iraqi), Persian Fluent, English Fluent · Special Skills Professional Director, Professional Traditional Kurdish Dancing, Professional Writer · Sports Horseback Riding, Shooting All Well · Drivers Permit Cars & Small Transport Vehicles

News

2022

Hussein is currently shooting as “Bakhtiar” the lead character in the new series Baran/Rain for Kurd Sat. Additionally, he is in post-production on his own film The Rain Bride.

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Hussein Hassan Ali

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Hussein Hassan Ali

Hussein Hassan Ali is a well-known director, writer and actor from Iraqi Kurdistan. In 2006 he shot his first feature film as writer /director “Narcissus Blossom”. It was awarded the Amnesty International Film Prize at the 56th Berlinale. In 2009 Ali’s second feature film  “Herman” premiered at Pusan International Film Festival and was nominated as best international feature at the Santa Barbara International Film Fest. Between 2008 and 2010 he directed 29 episodes of the TV drama “Dilan” for KurdSat.  In 2016 Hassan Ali’s 3rd feature film “Reseba: The Dark Wind”  won several prestigious prizes such as UNESCO Award at the Asian Pacific Screen Award, the Best Feature Film, Muhr Award at the Dubai International Film Fest, and the FIPRESCI Prize at Dhaka International Film Festival 2017. In 2021 he shot his 4th feature film THE RAIN BRIDE, and directed 24 episodes of the original TV drama series, “Soil and Replace” for WAAR TV. Although constantly working on his own film projects, Hassan Ali is also a successful actor. He played the leading role in Shawkat Amin Korki’s award-winning films “Crossing the Dust” in 2006 and “Memories on Stone” in 2014. This film was the “Oscar” submission for Iraq. In 2014 he played the leading role in Batin Ghobadi’s “Mardan”, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was also the official “Oscar” submission for Iraq that year. He has acted in many other projects since then and recently made his debut in English in the Spanish/Finnish TV series “Peacemaker” (2020).

Film

Selection

Year
Title
Role
Direction
Production
2022
The Rain Bride
Reber support lead ensemble
Hussein Hassan Ali
Meergah Prod/Mitos Film
2021
The Exam
Sardar lead ensemble
Shawkat Amin Korki

Mitos Film

*Won Best Feature -Victoria Int’l Film Festival, Canada

2021
The Bride
General support
Sérgio Tréfaut
FAUX
2018
Sacrifice
Havel lead
Rizgar Husen
Visual K Prod.
*Nominated for Best Kurdish Feature Dohuk Int’l Film Fest
2018
The Milan Protocol
Jamal support
Peter Ott
Mitos Film/MMC
2016
House Without Roof
Omeed support
Soleen Yusef
Mitos Film
*Won First Steps Award *Won Montreal Int’l Film Fest Grand Prix Special
2016
Reseba
Rebaz support
Hussein Hassan Ali
Mitos Film
*Won UNESCO at Award Asia Pacific Screen Awards, *Best Feature Film at Dubai Int’l Film Fest, FIPRESCI Award Best Feature Dhaka Int’l Film Fest
2014
Mardan
Mardan lead
Batin Ghobadi
Mijfilm
*Official Oscar submission for Iraq 2014
2014
Memories on Stone
Hussein lead
Shawkat Amin Korki
Mitos Film
*Won Best Actor RiverRun Int’l Film Fest, *Won Best Feature Film Abu Dhabi Int’l Film Fest, Best Feature Film Antalya Golden Orange
2013
Where is the Land
Bewar lead
Hushyar Nerwayi
Visual K Prod.
2006
Crossing the Dust
Azad lead
Shawkat Amin Korki

Arc-en-Ciel
*many nominations and Won Best Feature: Jogja, Granada, Cinfan, Singapore Int’l Film Fest
“Oscar” submission for Iraq 

2006
Narcissus Blossom
Jager lead
Hussein Hassan Ali/Masoud Arif

CineFK2
*Won Amnesty Int’l Film Award Berlinale 2006

TV

Selection

Year
Title
Role
Direction
Production
2022
Baran/Rain drama series
Bakhtiar lead
tba
Kurd Sat.
2021
Ax û Tax / Soil drama series
24 episodes
Hussein Hassan Ali
WAAR TV
2019
“Peacemaker” drama series
Hawar Ciziri support lead ensemble
AJ Anila
MRP
2009-2010
“My Dream” drama series
10 episodes
Hussein Hassan Ali
KurdSat
2008
“Dilan” drama series
25 episodes
Hussein Hassan Ali
KurdSat