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Jean-Claude Codsi

Réalisateur/trice, Scénariste


Réalisateur libanais.


Born in Lebanon, Jean-Claude Codsi started as an engineering student at Saint Joseph University.

He shifted then to film studies in Belgium and obtained a degree at the INSAS – Brussels.

He was Burhan Alawiyeh’s assistant on « Kafar Kassem » and editor of his docudrama films for Arte: « Letters from War, » « Letters from Exile, » and « Assouan. »

He wrote and directed his first feature film Ãna el Awãn (Time Has Come) in 1994. It is a homecoming story: Two people who had fled because of the war, return to Lebanon. The film chronicles their reconciliation with the past. Ãna el Awãn earned a Bayard (the jury award) at the Namur Francophone Film Festival. It has been shown in many festivals around the world. It is somehow « the first Lebanese post-war film.

 » He has taught scriptwriting and film directing since 1997 at IESAV, the audiovisual Institute of Saint Joseph University in Beirut.

Insanon Charif (A Man of Honor) is his second feature film, in 2011.

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