One of the most acclaimed and recognised Palestinian actresses working in international cinema today, Hiam Abbass has starred in almost 50 feature films. The talented and multilingual actress, director and writer works regularly in Palestine, Israel, France and the US. Abbass has collaborated twice with Israeli director Eran Riklis, on The Syrian Bride (2004) and on Lemon Tree (2007), for which she won the APSA and the Israeli Film Academy Award for Best Actress and received a European Film Award nomination. In 2012, her first feature film debut as writer/director, Inheritance, screened at the Venice Film Festival.

Accolades

Hiam Abbass
Best Performance by an Actress, 2008

Hiam Abbass

Lemon Tree (Etz Halimon)
Best Performance by an Actress, 2008

Hiam Abbass

Lemon Tree (Etz Halimon)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2008 Following their successful collaboration in The Syrian Bride, Eran Riklis chose Hiam for the leading role of Salma Zidane…

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Films

Lemon Tree
2008

Lemon Tree (Etz Halimon)

Israel, Germany, France
2008

Lemon Tree (Etz Halimon)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2008 Winner, Best Screenplay, 2008 The film describes the legal efforts of a Palestinian widow to stop the Israeli…

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