Ari Folman

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Ari Folman
Ari Folman.jpg
Ari Folman at 43rd KVIFF, 2008
Born (1962-12-17) December 17, 1962 (age 52)
Haifa, Israel
Other names Ari Fulman
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film score composer
Years active 1996–present

Ari Folman (Hebrew: ארי פולמן) (born December 17, 1962) is an Israeli film director, screenwriter and film score composer. He is perhaps best known for directing the animated documentary film Waltz With Bashir as well as directing the live-action/animated film The Congress.[1][2] He currently plans to direct an animated drama film based on the life of Anne Frank during the holocaust.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Ari Folman was born in Haifa to Holocaust survivors. His wife is also a film director. They live in Tel Aviv.[5]

Directing career[edit]

Waltz with Bashir[edit]

Ari Folman's memories of the aftermath of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre which took place when he was a 19-year-old soldier, served as the basis for his movie 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.[6]

Television career[edit]

Since 2006 he has been the head writer of the Hot 3 drama series Betipul.

Filmography (as director)[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartl, John. "‘The Congress’: gripping live action, unfocused animation". Seattle Times. Seattle Times. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Keeley, Johnathan. "Ari Folman’s ‘The Congress’ Gets A Trailer". The Hollywood News. The Hollywood News. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Roxborough, Scott. "Ari Folman to Write, Direct Animated 'Anne Frank' Film". Hollywood Reporter. Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy. "Ari Folman To Helm Animated Film Based On Life & Diary Of Anne Frank". Deadline. Deadline. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Dupont, Joan (19 May 2008). "Ari Folman's journey into a heart of darkness". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  6. ^ Dupont, Joan (19 May 2008). "Ari Folman's journey into a heart of darkness". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 

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