Hussein Hassan Ali

Hussein Hassan Ali: 44 (can play up or down) is a well-known director, writer and actor in Kurdistan. In 2006 he shot his first feature film „Narcissus Blossom“ which was screened at the Panorama section at the 56th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlinale) and at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was awarded with the Amnesty International Film Prize at the Berlinale. In 2009 Hassan finished his second feature film as writer and director called „Herman“ which premiered at Pusan International Film Festival. Hassan also directed 29 episodes for the Kurdish TV-Drama „Dilan“ which was screened at KurdSat in 2008. He also directed ten episodes of the KurdSat TV-Drama „My Dream“ from 2009 to 2010. Although constantly working on his own film projects since 2006, Hassan is also successful as actor. He played the leading role in Shawkat Amin Korki’s awarded film „Crossing the Dust“ (2006) and was the main actor in Korki’s award-winning film „Memories on Stone“ (2014). Recently, he acted in Batin Ghobadi’s „Mardan“ (2014) which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was the official „Oscar“ suggestion from Iraq in 2014. Hassan’s last film (2016) „Reseba: The Dark Wind“ has won several prestigious prizes such as UNESCO Award at the Asian Pacific Screen Awards, the Muhr Award at the Dubai International Film Fest (all 2016), and the FIPRESCI Prize at Dhaka International Film Festival (2017)



Playing Age40-55
Height177 cm
HairBlack and Silvr
LanguagesKurdish Native Kurmanji
Arabic Fluent
English Good
DanceTraditional Kurdish Folk dancing
Special SkillsLite Stunts



FILM (Selection)

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)

2019PeacemakerHawar CiziriAJ AnilaNewCom Prod.
2009-2010"My Dream" drama10 episodesHussein Hassan AliKurdSat
2008"Dilan" drama25 episodesHussein Hassan AliKurdSat