Mahdi Fleifel was born on October 25, 1979 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He graduated from the British National Film and Television School in 2009. His 2012 feature A World Not Ours, travelled widely on the film festival circuit, picked up more than 30 awards, and was released theatrically in France, Germany, the UK and the USA. His upcoming feature Men In the Sun is based on themes and characters he encountered while making A World Not Ours, and is currently being developed as part of the New Danish Screen scheme and Binger Filmlab.
A World Not Ours (2012) | A Man Returned (2016) | Men in the Sun (ongoing)