Dellair Youssef

Dellair Youssef is a Syrian journalist, writer and filmmaker. He has directed several films, including The Princes of the Bees, Exile, Banyas: The Beginnings and Clothesline. He is also the author of Tales of this Time, which was published in 2014, and Good Morning Lovelies, published in 2020. Youssef lives in Berlin.

Soudade Kaadan: 'Magic realism sneaks into all of my films'

19 July 2021
"How do you express the loss of your country, your people, of seeing all this blood? You feel like you’re no longer yourself, that you lost a part of yourself,...
Sultana’s story

10 July 2021
My grandmother Sultana used to tell us these stories every time the electricity cut off and we gathered together in the dark. She talked and talked and talked without getting...
Hala Abdullah: 'I believe in cinema as a means of resistance’

11 June 2021
"I was deeply convinced that I left an imprint of my soul on every film I worked on, whether its producer admitted this or not."
Remembering my friend Bassel Shahadeh

28 May 2021
Bassel’s family and friends handed me a great responsibility when they asked me to complete his film, a responsibility that will continue to stay with me, like a mountain on...
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