Born in Lebanon, Carlos Chahine left for France in 1975 because of the war. After obtaining a dental surgery diploma, Carlos enlisted in the ENSAD, (acting session), of the TNS, the National Theater of Strasbourg.
He has worked under the direction of prestigious directors such as Matthias Langhoff, Sylviu Purcarete, Alain Françon, Michel Vinaver, René Loyon, Philippe Adrien, Stuart Seide, Philippe Van Kessel, and many others. He came back to Lebanon after an encounter with the director Ghassan Salhab, acting in three of his movies.
In 2008 he wrote, directed and acted in The North Road, his first short film that won several international awards. Since then Carlos often returns to his homeland where he directed several plays in Beirut, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, and Dinner with friends by Donald Margulies. He also shot a documentary/essay, Chekhov in Beirut, and a short film, The Gambler’s Son, that will be screened on F2 (french TV) in autumn 2018. He is actually working on his next play, Illusions by Viripaev, translated in Lebanese, that will performed in October 2018.
Dinner With Friends / Donald Margulies
2017 – Monot Theater Beirut
The Cherry Orchard / Tchekhov
2015 – Madina Theater Beirut
God Of Carnage / Yasmina Reza
2014 – Monot Theater Beirut
The Cherry Orchard
for The North Road
Best Film, Saint Paul Les Trois Châteaux. 2009
Cinécinécourt Award, Montpellier Film Festival. 2008
Spécial mention for young audience award, Dignes Les Bains. 2009
Nominated for Jean Vigo award, nominated for Prix de la Critique, selected Lutins 2010.
for The Last Man
Best Actor, Singapore International Film Festival, 2006