Eran Riklis

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Eran Riklis
Born (1954-09-02)September 2, 1954
Occupation Film director
Spouse(s) Dina Riklis[1]
Children Tammy and Jonathan

Eran Riklis (Hebrew: ערן ריקליס; born October 2, 1954) is an Israeli filmmaker.[1] His films include Cup Final (1991), The Syrian Bride (2004), and Lemon Tree (2008).

Early life[edit]

Riklis was born in Israel in 1954 but spent the first years of his life in Montreal and New York where his father studied and worked. His family returned to Israel when he was six. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces (including the Yom Kippur War), then went to university in Tel Aviv and was accepted, in 1975, as the first Israeli at the National Film and Television School in England.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After graduating, Riklis made his first film, a political thriller, On a Clear Day You Can See Damascus, in 1984.[2] His 1991 film Cup Final was entered into the 17th Moscow International Film Festival.[3]

His 2010 film The Human Resources Manager was selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards,[4] but it didn't make the final shortlist.[5]

His film Zaytoun premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Dina Riklis and they have two children, a daughter, Tammy, and a son, Jonathan. The family lives in Tel Aviv.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Biography for Eran Riklis. Guy Bellinger. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b Judi Herman (October 2012). "Zaytoun". Jewish Renaissance 12 (1): 34–35. 
  3. ^ "17th Moscow International Film Festival (1991)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  4. ^ Hannah Brown (22 September 2010). "‘Human Resources Manager’ wins big at Ophir Awards". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". 19 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011.