Moshé Mizrahi

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Moshé Mizrahi
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Born(1931-09-05)5 September 1931
Died3 August 2018(2018-08-03) (aged 86)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1969–2016

Moshé Mizrahi (Hebrew: משה מזרחי‎; 5 September 1931 – 3 August 2018) was an Israeli film director. He was born in Egypt, immigrated to pre-state Israel in 1946, and studied filmmaking in France in 1950. He directed the Oscar-winning 1977 film Madame Rosa starring Simone Signoret. The film about a former prostitute in Paris who survived Auschwitz won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film on behalf of France,[1]

He directed 14 films in both Israel and France. Three of his films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, I Love You Rosa,[2] The House on Chelouche Street[3] and Madame Rosa, with the last of these winning the award.[4]

In September 1994, he was honored by the Haifa Film Festival for his lifetime contribution to Israel cinema.

His landmark film, Les Stances à Sophie, went practically unseen until it was re-released in 2008 and its jazz soundtrack album of the same name (but lacking the accent) was profiled in The FADER by Alexander Geoffrey Frank.

As of March 2009, Mizrahi was living in Tel Aviv, leading film-making workshop in Tel Aviv University's film school. His wife, Michal Bat-Adam, is a film director as well as an actress, and played lead roles in several of Mizrahi's films. Today, she teaches acting classes at Tel Aviv University.

He died on 3 August 2018, at the age of 86.[5]

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  1. ^ "Moshe Mizrahi, only Israeli director of Oscar-winning film, dies at 86 - Jewish Telegraphic Agency".
  2. ^ "The 45th Academy Awards (1973) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  3. ^ "The 46th Academy Awards (1974) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  4. ^ "The 50th Academy Awards (1978) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Died Oscar-winning Israeli film Director Moshe Mizrahi". The Siver Telegram. Retrieved 3 August 2018.

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