In 1992, after the second Gulf War , he made a film underground about the living conditions of the Kurds. This film was shown at the Venice Film Festival . In 1998 he made his first feature film with the French title Vive la marie ... et la liberation du Kurdistan, which won the audience award at the 1998 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival. His third film Vodka Lemon (2003) won the San Marco Prize at the Venice Film Festival . In 2005 he received the order Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French minister of culture, Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres .
In 2005 he also published his memoir, entitled My Father's Rifle . His feature film Kilomètre zéro was the first Iraqi film production after the third Gulf War . This film therefore enjoyed great international attention, including at the Cannes Film Festival . His film My Sweet Pepperland was selected for the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 .
- Vive la mariée ... et la liberation du Kurdistan (1997)
- Passeurs de rêves (2000) (English title: Beyond Our Dreams)
- Absolitude (2001) (TV)
- Vodka Lemon (2003)
- Kilometer zero (2005)
- Dol - The valley of the drum (2007) (including with Ciwan Haco and Rojîn Ülker )
- My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
- Tight Dress (2016)
- My father's gun. A Childhood in Kurdistan , Piper 2005, ISBN 3-492-24390-8
- Huner Saleem in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Hiner Saleem , Literary Review , Winter 2005
- The Shows: Making a movie in and on Iraq. International Herald Tribune , May 2005
- Kültür / Sanat: “Huner Selim'den çarpıcı bir film” , Rûdaw , query date: May 18, 2018.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Salim, Huner; Saleem, Hiner|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Kurdish film director|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 9, 1964|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Aqra , Iraq|