Ari Folman - Director

Born December 17, 1962
is an Israeli film director, screenwriter and film score composer.
He witnessed the aftermath of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre as a 19 year old Israeli soldier. This would serve as the basis of Waltz with Bashir. The film follows his attempt to regain his memories of the war through therapy as well as conversations with old friends and other Israelis that were present in Beirut around the time of the massacre.
Since 2006 he has been the head writer of the Hot 3 drama series Parashat Hashavua.
Filmography (as director)
Sha'anan Si (1991, short documentary, with
Ori Sivan)
Saint Clara (1996, with Ori Sivan)
Made in Israel (2001)
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Ophir Award - Best Director -
Saint Clara (1996)
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Special Prize of the Jury -
Saint Clara (1996)
Award of the Israeli Television Academy - Best Script for a Drama Series (along with 5 other writers) - Betipul (2006)
Recipient of the Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film - Waltz with Bashir (2007)
Ophir Award - Best Director - Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Ophir Award - Best Screenplay - Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film - Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Directors Guild of America Awards - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary - Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Writers Guild of America Awards - Best Documentary Feature Screenplay - Waltz with Bashir (2008)


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