Hussein Hassan Ali

Hussein Hassan Ali: 47 (can play up or down) is a well-known director, writer and actor from Kurdistan, Iraq. In 2006 he shot his first feature film “Narcissus Blossom” which was screened at the Panorama section at the 56th Internationale Film Festspiele Berlin and at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was awarded the Amnesty International Film Prize at the Berlinale. In 2009 Hassan Ali finished his second feature film as writer and director called “Herman” which premiered at Pusan International Film Festival. He directed 29 episodes of the Kurdish TV-Drama “Dilan” for KurdSat in 2008. From 2009-2010 he directed ten episodes of the KurdSat TV-Drama “My Dream”. 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 film “Crossing the Dust” (2006) as well as in Korki’s equally successful film “Memories on Stone” (2014). In the same year he acted in Batin Ghobadi’s “Mardan” (2014) which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was the official “Oscar” suggestion or Iraq. Hassan’s film (2016) “Reseba: The Dark Wind” won several prestigious prizes, including: UNESCO Award at the Asian Pacific Screen Awards, the Muhr Award at the Dubai International Film Fest (2016), and the FIPRESCI Prize at Dhaka International Film Festival (2017). In 2019 Hussein shot in his first international project in English language in the Finnish TV series “Peacemaker” streaming online now.

NEWS 2022

Watch Hussein’s original TV series Ax û Tax/ Soil and Return on WAAR TV. His feature film RAIN BRIDE is currently in post-production.
Watch Hussein acting in English in the series Peacemaker.


Playing Age44-55
Height177 cm
HairBlack and Silver
LanguagesKurdish Native Kurmanji
Arabic Native Level
Sorani Fluent
English Good
DanceTraditional Kurdish Folk Dancing
VocalProfessional Kurdish Folk Music
Special SkillsLite Stunts



FILM (Selection)

2021The BrideGeneral (Supp)Sérgio TréfautFAUX
2020Rain BrideReber (Lead)Hussein Hassan AliMeergah Production Mitos Film
2019ExamtbaShawkat Amin KorkiMitos Film
2018SacrificeHavel (Lead)Rizgar HusenVisual K Prod.
*Nominated for Best Kurdish Feature Dohuk Int'l Film Fest
2018The Milan ProtocolJamal (Supp)Peter OttMitos Film /MMC
*Nominated for Best Int'l Feature Film
2016House Without RoofOmeed (Supp)Soleen YusefMitos Film
*Won First Steps Award *Won Montreal Int'l Film Fest Grand Prix Special
2016ResebaRebazHussein Hassan AliMitos 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
2014MardanMardan (Lead)Batin GhobadiMijfilm
*Official Oscar submission for Iraq 2014
2014Memories on StoneHussein (Lead)Shawkat Amin KorkiMitos 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
2013Where is the LandBewarHushyar NerwayiVisual K Prod.
2006Crossing the DustAzar (Lead)Shawkat Amin KorkiArc-en-Ciel Films
*Won Best Feature Film Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur & Singapore International Film Festival
2006Narcissus BlossomJegar (Lead)Hussein Hassan Ali & Masoud Arif SalihCiné FK2 Production
*Won Amnesty Int'l Film Prize Berlinale Int'l Film Fest

TV (Selection)

2021"Ax Û Tax"24 episodesHussein Hassan AliWAAR TV
2019"Peacemaker" dramaHawar CiziriAJ AnilaNewCom Prod.
2009-2010"My Dream" drama10 episodesHussein Hassan AliKurdSat
2008"Dilan" drama25 episodesHussein Hassan AliKurdSat