Nadav Lapid

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Nadav Lapid
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Born (1975-04-08) April 8, 1975 (age 47)
EducationTel Aviv University
Paris 8 University
Sam Spiegel Film and Television School
AwardsLocarno Festival Special Jury Prize (2011)
Golden Bear (2019)

Nadav Lapid (Hebrew: נדב לפיד; born 8 April 1975) is an Israeli screenwriter and film director.


Lapid was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, to a family of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He is the son of writer Haim Lapid and film editor Era Lapid, he studied philosophy at Tel Aviv University, moving to Paris after his military service in the Israel Defense Forces. He returned to Israel to pursue a degree at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. His debut feature film Policeman won the Locarno Festival Special Jury Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2011.[1]

His 2014 film The Kindergarten Teacher was featured in the 2014 International Critics' Week. Lapid was named as a member of the jury of the International Critics' Week section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[2] He is a recipient of the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.[1]

Nadav Lapid’s film Synonyms won the Golden Bear award at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2019.[3]


  • Road (short film) (2005)
  • Emile's Girlfriend (2006)
  • Policeman (2011)
  • Ammunition Hill (short film, features in Footsteps in Jerusalem) (2013)
  • The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)
  • Why (short film) (2015)
  • Diary of a Wedding Photographer (2016)
  • Synonyms (2019)
  • Ahed's Knee (2021)


  1. ^ a b "Synonymes". Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin. 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Jury 2016". Semaine de la Critique de Cannes. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ Escritt, Thomas (16 February 2019). "Israeli director Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' wins Berlinale". Reuters. Berlin.

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