Eran Riklis

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Eran Riklis
Born (1954-10-02) October 2, 1954 (age 64)
OccupationFilm director
Spouse(s)Dina Riklis[1]
ChildrenTammy 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), Lemon Tree (2008) and Dancing Arabs (2014).

Early life[edit]

Riklis was born in Israel in 1954 and lived in Montreal and New York City 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.[2]

Professional career[edit]

His first film was the political thriller On a Clear Day You Can See Damascus (1984).[2] His 1991 film Cup Final was entered into the 17th Moscow International Film Festival.[3]

He received the award for Best Screenplay at the 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Lemon Tree.

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.

Riklis's latest film is Shelter, a spy thriller set mostly in Hamburg[6] (Previously titled Refuge.[7])

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]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Biography for Eran Riklis. Guy Bellinger. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b Judi Herman (October 2012). "Zaytoun". Jewish Renaissance. 12 (1): 34–35.
  3. ^ "Moscow International Film Festival (1991)". IMDb. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  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.
  6. ^ Jeremy Kay (18 September 2017). "Menemsha Films acquires Israeli spy thriller 'Shelter' (exclusive)". Screen Daily.
  7. ^ Brad Miska (22 May 2017). "'Refuge' Imagery Hide in a Safehouse". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 5 November 2017.