Soleen Yusef was born in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan in 1987. At the age of nine she and her family fled to Germany because of political reasons. After graduating high school she attended the Academy of Stage Arts and was trained as singer and actress. Moreover she worked as a production assistant and assistant director fort he production company mîtosfilm.
In 2008 she started studying feature film directing at the Baden-Wurttemberg Film Academy. Her Film TRATTORIA, which she has made in her third year premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012.
HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF is at the same time her graduating project and first feature film and has been shooting in spring 2015 in and around her hometown Duhok.
- House Without Roof(Haus ohne Dach) – 2016
- Trattoria– 2012
- NOS– 2010