Mohammad Bakri is an actor and filmmaker born in 1953 in Bina Village of Galilee, Israel. He was educated at the Tel Aviv University where he studied both acting and Arabic literature. He went on to become a cinema and theatre actor as well as a director. He won the Golden Leopard Award for Best Actor at the 2004 Locarno International Film Festival for his performance in Saverio Costanza’s Private. His notable acting credits in international cinema include The Olive Harvest (2003) by Hannah Elias, Beyond the Walls (1984) and Beyond the Walls II (1992) by Iri Barabash, Haifa (1996) by Rashid Masaharawi, and Hanna.K (1983) by Constantin Costa-Gavras. He has directed two documentaries, 1948 (1998) and Jenin, Jenin (2002).

Accolades

Mohammad Bakri
Best Performance by an Actor, 2017

Mohammad Bakri

Wajib (Duty)
Best Performance by an Actor, 2017

Mohammad Bakri

Wajib (Duty)

Mohamed Bakri is a Palestinian actor and filmmaker. He studied acting and Arabic literature at the Tel Aviv University and went on to star in…

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Mohammad Bakri
Best Performance by an Actor, 2009

Mohammad Bakri

Laila’s Birthday (Eid Mila Leila)
Best Performance by an Actor, 2009

Mohammad Bakri

Laila’s Birthday (Eid Mila Leila)

Mohamed Bakri is an actor and filmmaker born in 1953 in Bina Village of Galilee, Israel. He was educated at the Tel Aviv University where he…

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Films

Wajib
2017

Wajib (Duty)

Palestine, Colombia, France, Germany, Norway, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
2017

Wajib (Duty)

Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-60s living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living…

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Laila’s Birthday
2009

Laila’s Birthday (Eid Mila Leila)

Palestine, Tunisia, Netherlands
2009

Laila’s Birthday (Eid Mila Leila)

Abu Laila used to be a judge, but because the government doesn’t have the means to renew his assignment he is forced to be a…

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