Ilan Moskovitch

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Ilan Moskovitch (Hebrew: אילן מוסקוביץ'‎; born August 3, 1966), is an Israeli filmmaker, producer, director, casting director and acting instructor.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Ilan Moskovitch was born and raised in Acre, Israel, second generation to immigrants from Romania, survivors of the Holocaust. His father Meir owned a kiosk in ancient Acre, near the Arabic cinema "Bustan", and his mother Anna worked as a hospital nurse.[3] Moskovitch is a graduate of the cinema department of "Camera Obscura – School of Art" (1992).[4][5] In the year after his graduation, he worked as a production coordinator and manager for different various TV projects, working with the directors Dan Wolman, Ze'ev Revach and others.[6] In 1995 he met the international Israeli director Amos Gitai.[7] Moskovitch worked as his personal assistant in the movie "Dvarim",[8] and since then the two cooperated in more than twenty movies, many of which were feature films for cinema, including "Free Zone", "Promised Land",[9] "Alila", "Carmel", "Kadosh", "Disengagement", "Kippur", "Eden", "Kedma",[10] "Yom Yom"[11] and "Ana Arabia", in which Moskovitch served as the casting director.[12]

Four of those films: "Kadosh (1999), "Kippur" (2000), Kedma" (2002) and "Free Zone" (2005), participated in the Official Competition of the Cannes Film Festival (in which Moskovitch was the artistic consultant and the casting director).[13] Moskovitch was the casting director in the film "Free Zone" in which Hana Laszlo won the Best Actress Prize in 2005 at the Cannes Film Festival, for her role in the film.[14]

Moskovitch produced documentary films with Gitai, among them "Tapuz",[15] "The Arena of Murder", "Golan Diary", "Milim" and a video installation entitled "The Public Residence of The Fifties", which was shown at the Ein Harod Museum of Art and at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art.[16]

Besides his work with Amos Gitai, he established in 1997 the production company "Cinemax" along with director David Noy; he produced the films "Peach", "What Now?", and "Arlekino Behind The Masks".[17] In 2001 he produced commercials and communication videos with the journalist David Gilboa, for the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, United Jewish Appeal, Shahal, Bank Hapoalim and Ford Motor Company.[18] In 2003, he established "Impro" – Acting Studio for Cinema and TV with his partner, theater director Avi Malka.[19] In 2008 he produced the feature film "Who kidnapped Moshe Ivgy?",[20] directed by Avi Malka. This is the first full-length feature film produced by an acting school in Israel, in which all the major and lead roles were acted by third year graduates.[21]

In 2009 he produced the documentary film "The Ambassadors", directed by Tal Agassi for Israel Channel 8.[22]

Together with Eran Paz he produced the documentary film "Jeremiah", directed by Eran Paz.[23] The movie won the Best Director Prize Award for Documentary Film in the Jerusalem Film Festival 2010.[24]

In 2013, together with Dan Bronfeld, Moskovitch directed and produced for Channel 8 a documentary film entitled "Appolonian Story". The film is about a man who built his home in a cave and lived there for a period of forty years.[25] The film participated in film festivals around the world, including, AFI Docs, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, and Thessaloniki International Film Festival.[26] As a producer he is currently working on a film entitled "Holy Air", with director Shadi Srour. The script of "Holy Air" participated at the L'Atelier 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[27] In 2015 he cast Amos Gitai's latest feature film entitled "Rabin, the Last Day", about the circumstances leading to the assassination of Israeli's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, twenty years ago. The film participated at the Venice Film Festival - Official Competition 2015 as well as the Toronto International Film Festival, 2015.[28]

Moskovitch has worked with well-known Israeli film actors, among them: Moni Moshonov,[29]Yael Abecassis,[30]Hana Laszlo,[31]Moshe Ivgy, Hanna Maron, Keren Mor, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Juliano Mer-Khamis,[32]Ronit Elkabetz, Assi Dayan, Lea Koenig, Samuel Calderon,[33] Liron Levo, Uri Klauzner,[34]Amos Lavi.

Moskovitch has also worked with international film actors such as: Jeanne Moreau, Juliette Binoche,[35]Natalie Portman, Carmen Maura (Almodovar Films),[36]Samantha Morton,[37]Anne Parillaud (La Femme Nikita), Hanna Schygulla, Rosamund Pike.[38]

Filmography[edit]

List of film credits
Year Title Role Director Notes
2019 Laila in Haifa Casting Director Amos Gitai
2018 A Tramway in Jerusalem Casting Director Amos Gitai
2017 Holy Air (Feature Film) Producer Shady Srour Tribeca Film Festival
2015 Rabin The Last Day (Feature Film) Casting Director Amos Gitai Venice Film Festival
2013 Apollonian Story (Documentary, 69 min) Directors/Producers (with Dan Bronfeld) Ilan Moskovitch & Dan Bronfeld
2013 Ana Arabia (Feature Film) Casting Director Amos Gitai
2010 Yirmiyahu (Documentary, 54 min) Producer Eran Paz Best Director Award Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival 2010
2010 Where is Moshe Ivgy? (Feature Film) Producer Avi Malka
2009 War Of The Sons Of Lights Against Sons Of Darkness (Feature Film) Casting Consultant Amos Gitai
2009 The Ambassadors (Documentary, 54 min) Producer Tal Agasi
2008/9 Carmel (Feature Film) Casting Director Amos Gitai
2007 Disengagement (Feature Film) Casting Director Amos Gitai
2006 The Evil Spirit (Dybbuk) from Haifa (3 minute Short Film) Artistic Consultant & Casting Director Amos Gitai
2005 Free Zone (Feature Film) Casting Director & Artistic Consultant Amos Gitai Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress (Hana Laszlo)
2004 Promised Land (Feature Film) Casting Director & Artistic Consultant Amos Gitai Venice Film Festival 2004 - Official selection, in competition
2003 Afarsek (Drama, 50 min) Producer David Noy
2003 Alila (Feature Film) Casting Director & Artistic Consultant Amos Gitai Venice Film Festival Participant
2002 Kedma (Feature Film) Casting Director & Artistic Consultant Amos Gitai Cannes Film Festival 2002 - Official selection, in competition
2001 11'09"01 September 11 (11 minute Short Film) Casting Director & Artistic Consultant Amos Gitai
2001 Eden (Feature Film) Casting Director & Artistic Consultant Amos Gitai Venice Film Festival 2001 - Official selection, in competition
2000 Arlecchino: Behind the Masks (Documentary, 54 min) Producer David Noy
2000 Kippur (Feature Film) Casting Director & Artistic Consultant Amos Gitai Cannes Film Festival 2000 - Official selection, in competition
1999 Public Housing in the 50s (Video installation regarding Architecture, 65 min) Producer, Cameraman Amos Gitai
1999 Kadosh (Feature Film) Casting Director & Artistic Consultant Amos Gitai Cannes Film Festival 1999 - Official selection, in competition
1998 What Now? (Mocumentary, 51 min, Super 16mm) Producer David Noy
1998 Tapuz (Documentary, 57 min) Producer Amos Gitai
1998 Yom Yom (Feature Film) Executive Producer Amos Gitai
1997 Golan Diary (Two- Part Documentary, 120 min) Producer Amos Gitai
1996 Metamorphosis of a Melody Producer Amos Gitai
1996 Milim (Documentary, 90 min) Producer Amos Gitai
1996 The Arena Of Murder (Documentary, following former PM Rabin's murder, 80 min) Producer Amos Gitai
1995 Devarim (Feature Film) Casting Director Amos Gitai

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rome Independent Film Festival 7/15 Maggio Riff Awards 2015
  2. ^ cinefondation L'atelier 2013, Cannes Film Festival, p. 23.
  3. ^ Ilan Moskovitch on IMDb
  4. ^ Rome Independent Film Festival 7/15 Maggio Riff Awards 2015
  5. ^ cinefondation L'atelier 2013, Cannes Film Festival, p. 23.
  6. ^ Ilan Moskovitch on IMDb
  7. ^ cinefondation L'atelier 2013, Cannes Film Festival, p. 23.
  8. ^ Rome Independent Film Festival 7/15 Maggio Riff Awards 2015
  9. ^ "Promised Land Hotel". in UniFrance.
  10. ^ Scheib, Ronnie (September 6, 2007). "Review: ‘Disengagement". Variety.
  11. ^ Rome Independent Film Festival 7/15 Maggio Riff Awards 2015.
  12. ^ Felperin, Leslie (September 2, 2013). "Venice Film Review: ‘Ana Arabia’". Variety.
  13. ^ cinefondation L'atelier 2013, Cannes Film Festival, p. 23.
  14. ^ Kuriansky, Judy (2007). Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians (Contemporary Psychology). Praeger. p. 174.
  15. ^ Tapuz. in International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
  16. ^ Ilan Moskovitch on IMDb
  17. ^ "Arlecchino: Behind the masks". in The New Fund for Cinema and TV.
  18. ^ Ilan Moskovitch on IMDb
  19. ^ Ilan Moskovitch on IMDb
  20. ^ "Who kidnapped Moshe Ivgy?". City Mouse Online.
  21. ^ Parkhomovsky, Marat (November 28, 2012). "Who kidnapped Moshe Ivgy?". Walla!.
  22. ^ "The Ambassadors". The New Fund for Cinema and TV and "The Ambassadors" in Israel Film Center
  23. ^ "Jeremiah". in Israeli film database and "Jeremiah" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. in Kraków Film Festival 2010
  24. ^ list of participants and award winning prizes at the 27the Jerusaelm Film Festival, 2010].
  25. ^ Rome Independent Film Festival 7/15 Maggio Riff Awards 2015
  26. ^ "Apollonian Story". The New Fund for Cinema and TV.
  27. ^ cinefondation L'atelier 2013, Cannes Film Festival, p. 23.
  28. ^ Debruge, Peter (September 7, 2015). "Venice Film Review: ‘Rabin, the Last Day’". Variety.
  29. ^ Cast of the movie "Kedma"
  30. ^ Cast of the movie "Kadosh"
  31. ^ Cast of the movie "Free Zone"
  32. ^ Cast of the movie "Yom Yom"
  33. ^ Cast of the movie "Devarim"
  34. ^ Cast of the movie "Kippur"
  35. ^ "Cast of the movie "Disengagement"". Archived from the original on 2011-09-11. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  36. ^ Cast of the movie "Free Zone"
  37. ^ Cast of the movie "Eden"
  38. ^ Cast of the movie "Promised Land"

External links[edit]

About the movie "Apollonian Story":