Ahmad Ghossein was born in Beirut in 1981. He studied theatre arts at the Lebanese University in Beirut and graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Oslo. He won Best Director at the Beirut Film Festival 2004 for his short film Operation Nb. His short film My Father Is Still a Communist (2011), commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation, was selected by MoMa and Forum Expanded at the Berlinale and won the Best Short Film Award at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. In 2016, his short film The Fourth Stage opened the Forum Expanded in Berlin. Ghossein has made several documentaries and video installations. His work has been shown in various museums, galleries and film festivals around the world. In 2017, he was one of four Lebanese filmmakers at the Lebanon Factory in Cannes and co-directed the short film White Noise with Lucie La Chimia, which screened as the opening film of the Quinzaine des réalisateurs. All This Victory is his first feature film.
2019 ALL THIS VICTORY
2017 WHITE NOISE (Co-direction)
2016 THE FOURTH STAGE (short film)
2011 MY FATHER IS STILL A COMMUNIST (short film)
2004 OPERATION NB (short film)
All This Victory (2019)
Lebanon, July 2006. Israel is fighting Hezbollah. Even though Marwan is about to emigrate to Canada with his wife, Rana, he wants to take advantage of a brief ceasefire to get his father out of the war zone. But the fighting flares up again. Marwan, who becomes separated from the worried Rana, is forced to take refuge with two friends of his father in one of the few houses still standing. A desperate married couple join them. Suddenly, they hear the voices of Israeli soldiers above them, unaware of their downstairs 'neighbours'. As bombs rain down, the tension rises. More