Fares (born 19 September 1977) is a Crystal-Simorgh winning Swedish film
director of Lebanese Aramean origin. His brother is the actor Fares Fares, who
has appeared in many of his films. Josef Fares moved to Sweden when he was 10
years old and lives in Örebro, Örebro län. Variety declared him one of ten
upcoming directors to watch in 2006. The same year he won the Nordic Council
Film Prize for his film Zozo. He also played the character of "Josef"
in his feature film Leo, which was selected for the Focus section in the 58th
Edition of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. In 2013
he directed his first video game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: a story-driven
adventure video game, well received by critics, about an interaction between
the two boys with each other and the journey around their world.