Hiam Abbass

Hiam Abbass

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1960-11-30 (60 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Nazareth, Israel

71 Movies · 7 TV shows

Also Known As: Hiam Soualem · Hiam Abbas · Hiyam Abbass · Iliam Abbass · 히암 압바스

Biography

Hiam Abbass (Arabic: هيام عباس‎, Hebrew: היאם עבאס‎; born 30 November 1960), also Hiyam Abbas, is a Palestinian actress and film director.

Personal Life

Hiam Abbass was born in Nazareth, Israel, to a Muslim Arab family. She was raised in the village of Deir Hanna.During the filming of the Steven Spielberg film Munich (2005), Abbass lived in a hotel with the Palestinian Arab and Israeli actors for three months. During that time, they had many discussions that "helped both sides grow closer." In an interview in 2006, Abbass said, "I still remember how difficult it was for the Arab actors to manhandle the Israeli actors in the first scene where the Israeli national team is taken hostage."

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
Night

Night

2021
A man directed it.
Gaza Mon Amour

Gaza Mon Amour

2021
Today, Gaza. A woman who works at the market with her daughter is secretly in love with a man. When he discovers an ancient statue of Apollo in his fishing nets, he hides it, not knowing what to do wi...

2020.

1 Movie
Sofa So Good

Sofa So Good

2020
In the streets of New York, a young woman is relentlessly, stubbornly and desperately looking for a sofa. This is a funny story with some touching moments about holding on and letting go.

2019.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Ramy

Ramy

1
2019
Ramy, the son of Egyptian immigrants, is on a spiritually conflicting journey in his New Jersey neighborhood, pulled between his Muslim community that thinks life is a constant test, his friends who t...
The Swallows of Kabul

The Swallows of Kabul

2019
The summer of 1998 was under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are in love. They hope for a better future despite the daily violence. A foolish gesture can cause life to take a turn.
In Vitro

In Vitro

2019
Decades after an eco-disaster engulfs the biblical city of Bethlehem, two scientists from different generations discuss memory, exile and nostalgia in this symbolic speculative fiction.
Brother

Brother

2019
Teddy, a young man without a history, is accused of the murder of his father and sent to a closed educational center waiting for his trial. He doesn't know the rules when he goes into a brutal univers...

2018.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Foreign Body

Foreign Body

2018
Samia fled her homeland after the revolution in Tunisia. After crossing hostile seas to France, she finds that her struggles have just begun. With no friends, no family, and no immigration papers, Sam...
TV
Succession

Succession

6.5
2018
The lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father steps back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.
When Arabs Danced

When Arabs Danced

2018
Through archival footage, interviews, and evocative performances, writer, director, and journalist Jawad Rhalib presents a timely exploration of Muslim identity in relation to artistic expression and ...
Carnivores

Carnivores

2018
At the dawn of her thirties,Mona tries to take off as an actress. Proposals and time passes do not arrive. She is forced to move to her younger sister due to lack of resources.

2017.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
In Syria

In Syria

2017
A mother tries to keep her family safe as war rages outside her home.
I Still Hide to Smoke

I Still Hide to Smoke

2017
9 women of different ages and different background gather in an Algerian hammam to talk about their lives in a tragi-comedy.
Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

7.45
2017
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, discovers a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery le...
TV
The State

The State

2017
Four British men and women left their lives behind to join the terrorist group in Syria.

2016.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The OA

The OA

5.27
2016
Prairie Johnson, who was blind as a child, returned to her hometown with her sight restored. Prairie will not talk to the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt

Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt

2016
NASSER'S REPUBLIC: THE MAKING OF MODERN EGYPT is the first film for an American audience about Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the Arab world's most transformative leaders.
Dégradé

Dégradé

2016
There is a comedy about women crammed in a beauty parlor.

2015.

3 Movies
Nothing Escapes My Eyes

Nothing Escapes My Eyes

2015
"Nothing Escapes My Eyes" is about a silent transformation of a place and a human being. Inspired by the texts of Edward W. Said, the poems of Mahmoud Darwish and Verdi’s opera Aida, the film depicts ...
Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

2015
Interviews with the cast and crew of "Exodus: Gods and Kings" are featured in an in-depth documentary. There is a feature in the set.
The Sense of Wonder

The Sense of Wonder

2015
Louise is a widow with two children. Even if he's not wounded, she takes care of him. He has mental disorders and they can help each other more than they thought.

2014.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
De guerre lasse

De guerre lasse

2014
Alex, the son of a gang boss from Marseilles, joins the French Foreign Legion to avoid a hit put out on him by the Corsican Mafia. Four years later, Alex deserts and returns to Marseilles to get back ...
Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings

5.99
2014
400,000 slaves were set on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt by the defiant leader of the Pharaoh Ramses.
TV
The Red Tent

The Red Tent

2014
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her life is only hinted at during a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons in the Book of Genesis. Told ...
May in the Summer

May in the Summer

2014
A bride-to-be is forced to reexamine her life when she returns to her family in Jordan after her parents divorce.

2013.

4 Movies
Rock the Casbah

Rock the Casbah

2013
When Sofia comes back for his father's funeral, the whole family is together. Inner problems are revealed quickly.
Peace After Marriage

Peace After Marriage

2013
Desperate for love, a lonely young Palestinian-American man agrees to marry an Israeli woman in need of a Green Card, forcing them to re-examine their cultural and family traditions.
Le Donne della Vucciria

Le Donne della Vucciria

2013
In "Le Donne della Vucciria", Palestinian female director Hiam Abbass contemplates the power of clothes, music and dance in a charming, evocative study of the women of the Sicilian city of Palermo.
Games of Clouds and Rain

Games of Clouds and Rain

2013
Li Qin leaves her husband and provides a trail for a detective who has been secretly devoted to her for months. In the wake of their one-way chase, a Chinese businessman wanders around town, two magic...

2012.

3 Movies
The Bag of Flour

The Bag of Flour

2012
Based on a true story, this beautifully-shot epic traces the life of Sarah, from her early years in a Catholic orphanage in 1970s Belgium, through her rebellion and poverty- stricken teens in a villag...
Inheritance

Inheritance

2012
As war rages between Israel and Lebanon, a Palestinian family gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters. Secrets are revealed and lies are exposed in the family. Once a family member ...
Do Not Forget Me Istanbul

Do Not Forget Me Istanbul

2012
Several directors from countries of the region were invited to create stories taking place in and around the beautiful city of Istanbul, in the vein of “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I love you”. T...

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Source

The Source

2011
A comedy about a battle of the sexes where women threaten to not have sex if men don't install a water pipe.
TV
The Promise

The Promise

2011
The story of a young woman who goes to present-day Israel/Palestine determined to find out about her soldier grandfather's involvement in the final years of Palestine under the British mandate.
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

2011
Tai is a 17 year old. There is a young person. She is of Israeli descent. He is a person of Palestinian descent. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in the Gaza region. fathers bury their children in a l...

2010.

3 Movies
Habibti

Habibti

2010
A veiled Arab woman, steeped in tradition, travels to London to visit her estranged daughter only to find her living with a black boyfriend.
Everyday Is a Holiday

Everyday Is a Holiday

2010
Three women who have never met before are going to visit a prison in a remote area of Lebanon on Independence Day. Traveling through an arid landscape littered with mines and decapitated dreams, the j...
Miral

Miral

2010
In the aftermath of the first Arab-Israeli war, an orphan girl finds herself drawn into the conflict.

2009.

7 Movies
Pomegranates and Myrrh

Pomegranates and Myrrh

2009
Kamar, a free spirited woman dancer, finds herself the lonely wife of a prisoner and away from everything she loves until she returns to the dance. Kamar is confronted by Kais, a Palestinian returnee....
Dawn of the World

Dawn of the World

2009
The Mesopotamian Marshes are located in the south of Iraq. This is where Mastour and Zahra grow up. When the Gulf War breaks out, Mastour and Zahra are forced to separate. Mastour befriends a young so...
Amreeka

Amreeka

2009
Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi, divorcée Muna Farah leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois, just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions o...
Spy(ies)

Spy(ies)

2009
A man is bright but shy. He does not want to follow a career path based on his education because he is working as a baggage handler. They used to steal from the luggage. He causes an explosion when he...
The Limits of Control

The Limits of Control

7.33
2009
A strange person works outside the law and trusts no one. He embarked on a journey that not only took him across Spain, but also through his own consciousness.
Human Zoo

Human Zoo

2009
Adria Shala is an illegal immigrant who is traumatised by her past. Adria recalls her life in Kosovo, when she was saved from rape by a deserter named Srdjan Vasiljevic. Srdjan becomes a criminal in B...
Persecution

Persecution

2009
Daniel and Sonia have an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger. Daniel is alone with nagging questions of "Why?" because of the man's persistence.

2008.

8 Movies
Erika Rabau - Der Puck von Berlin

Erika Rabau - Der Puck von Berlin

2008
A look at the life and work of Berlin Film Festival photographer Erika Rabau.
Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree

2008
The West Bank has lemon trees. The trees were ordered removed by the Secret Service after the Israeli defence minister and his wife moved in. The Palestinian Authority, the Israeli army, and a young a...
Kandisha

Kandisha

2008
Shattered by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, takes on a case that involves a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named Kandisha.
Blanche

Blanche

2008
Chloé, a young baby sitter, must look after Blanche, the daughter of Agnes and François, for the first time. Once the couple has left, Chloé falls asleep in front of TV. When she wakes up, she is horr...
The Feelings Factory

The Feelings Factory

2008
A woman is looking for romance by speed dating. She has a great job and a great education, but she's looking for love. Is it possible to find true love in a couple of minutes?
A Police Romance

A Police Romance

2008
Lieutenant Carange finds herself attracted to a young officer in a small police station. When an old Algerian woman reports that she has seen drug dealers in her neighborhood, they find themselves in ...

2007.

3 Movies
The Visitor

The Visitor

5.27
2007
A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Conversations with My Gardener

Conversations with My Gardener

2007
A successful artist, tired of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a vegetable garden out of the wilderness. The g...
Disengagement

Disengagement

2007
A political drama centered around Israel's pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, in which a French woman of Israeli origin comes to the Gaza Strip to find her daughter.

2006.

3 Movies
The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story

2006
Mary and Joseph make a hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event. This visually lush and meticulously researched adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their torturous path to their a...
Minor Revelations

Minor Revelations

2006
"The choice of each period is intimate, as each period awakens a particular emotion in me. This emotion reflects what is around me, not everyone is able to recognise it -- that is the risk I take. I t...
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest

Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest

2006
There were two children nursed by the same woman. Azur is a blonde, blue-eyed son of a noblewoman and Asmar is a dark skinned and dark-eyed child of the nurse. As children, they fought and loved each ...

2005.

4 Movies
Sur les traces de Mélanie

Sur les traces de Mélanie

2005
Rachid learned of Mélanie's accidental death. He decides to follow in his footsteps by taking his friend's last walk again. That day, Mélanie had met her sister Madeleine, for a last face-to-face meet...
Free Zone

Free Zone

2005
Rebecca is an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now. She gets into a cab. She is going to Jordan to get a large amount of money.
Paradise Now

Paradise Now

2005
Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing.

2004.

4 Movies
Nadia and Sarra

Nadia and Sarra

2004
A female professor is at the University of Tunisia. She is married and has a daughter. The symptoms of menopause are inseparable from the problems in her marriage. The psychological and physical state...
The Gate of the Sun

The Gate of the Sun

2004
The epic novel of fifty years of Palestinian dispossession, exile, and resistance was adapted by Yousry Nasrallah. The film follows the flight of Younes, his wife Nahila, and others from their village...
The Syrian Bride

The Syrian Bride

2004
In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village on the Israeli-Syrian border, the bride is getting married to a comedian who works in the Revolution Studios in Damascus, Syria. She will lose her Nationalit...
La Danse Éternelle

La Danse Éternelle

2004
Sad has been demoralized by his wife's illness which has left her hospitalized. He writes poetry to express his infinite love for his beloved.

2002.

2 Movies
Satin Rouge

Satin Rouge

2002
Lilia's life was devoted to her teenage daughter after her husband's death. Lilia stumbles upon a belly dance cabaret and though initially reserved and taken aback by the culture of the place, Lilia g...
A Loving Father

A Loving Father

2002
Virginia Shepherd manages her father's affairs in rural France. Virginia gets a call from the Swedish Academy. The literature prize has been won by Léo. His son tries to contact him, but is denied by ...

2001.

2 Movies
Bread

Bread

2001
A mother living in the French countryside bicycles into town to buy a baguette for her family, and makes a dramatic discovery.
Tar Angel

Tar Angel

2001
Ahmed is trying to integrate his family into the Canadian society while trying to control his son's life orientation.

2000.

1 Movie
Ali, Rabiaa and the Others

Ali, Rabiaa and the Others

2000
A group of friends grow up in a heavy world of drugs, pop, politics and sex in the 70s. They all share a local girl named Rabiaa. Ali accidentally killed a policeman and was sent to prison. The group ...

1999.

1 Movie
Living in Paradise

Living in Paradise

1999
The lives of North African immigrants trying to find a place in the social system of Western Europe are examined in Living in Paradise.

1996.

1 Movie
When the Cat's Away

When the Cat's Away

1996
When Chloe, a young Parisian, decides to take a long-overdue vacation, she has to find someone to look after Gris-Gris, her beloved cat. Everyone, including her gay male roommate, refuses to help her,...

1995.

1 Movie
Haifa

Haifa

5.17
1995
Haifa, nicknamed after the city of his love and hope, goes around and comes around in a Palestinian refugee camp. Although he is a fool, there are many things that he knows. His family is related to t...

1994.

1 Movie

1989.

1 Movie
La nuit miraculeuse

La nuit miraculeuse

1989
The story of a Christmas night in the National Assembly is called The Miraculous Night. The exhibition of hundreds of nature-sized dolls is a celebration of the memory of the one thousand two hundred ...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
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