Smadi Wolfman and Eran Riklis (right), 2010
September 2, 1954|
||Tammy and Jonathan
Eran Riklis (Hebrew: ערן ריקליס; born October 2, 1954) is an Israeli filmmaker. His films include Cup Final (1991), The Syrian Bride (2004), Lemon Tree (2008) and Dancing Arabs (2014).
Riklis was born in Israel in 1954 and lived in Montreal and New York until he was six, when the family returned to Israel. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War and went to university in Tel Aviv. He attended the National Film and Television School in England from 1975, the first Israeli to do so.
His first film was the political thriller On a Clear Day You Can See Damascus (1984). His 1991 film Cup Final was entered into the 17th Moscow International Film Festival.
His 2010 film The Human Resources Manager was selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, but it didn't make the final shortlist.
His film Zaytoun premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
He is married to Dina Riklis and they have two children, a daughter, Tammy, and a son, Jonathan. The family lives in Tel Aviv.