Nurith Aviv

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Nurith Aviv
Born (1945-03-11) 11 March 1945 (age 73)
Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine
OccupationCinematographer, film director

Nurtih Aviv is a French film director and director of photography, born March 11 1945 in Tel Aviv, then in Mandatory Palestine. She has directed twelve documentary films, in which the topic of language is central to her personal and cinematographic exploration. As the first woman in France to have been officially recognized by the CNC as Director of Photography, Aviv has shot over one hundred fiction and documentary films (among others for directors Agnès Varda, Amos Gitaï, René Allio or Jacques Doillon).

In 2008, the Jeu de Paume held a retrospective of her films.

She is the 2009 laureate of the Édouard Glissant prize.

In 2015, a retrospective entitled Filiations, langues, lieux was held in her honor at the Centre Pompidou, where 40 films that she directed or shot were screened.

The theatrical releases of her last five films have been followed by numerous meetings with writers, philosophers, psychoanalysts…


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Those Who Go Those Who Stay documentary
2011 Traduire documentary
2008 Kurt Masur: Adventures in Listening
2004 On the Objection Front
2003 Vaters Land
2002 Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection
Purity TV
2000 Homemad(e)
1999 A Fleeting Passage to the Orient
Siman M'Shamayim
1998 A House in Jerusalem
Makom, Avoda
1997 Ha-Olimpiada Harishonah Shel Imma
1996 Clando
1995 Aqabat jaber: Paix sans retour?
Paris Was a Woman
1994 The Neo-Fascist Trilogy: II. In the Name of the Duce
The Neo-Fascist Trilogy: III. Queen Mary
The Neo-Fascist Trilogy: I. In the Valley of the Wupper
1992 Mériaux frères
1991 Toward Jerusalem
Naissance d'un Golem
Wadi 1981–1991
1990 Lung Ta: The Forgotten Tibet
Pour un oui ou pour un non
1989 Berlin-Yerushalaim
Kfar Qar'a, Israel
1988 Jane B. for Agnes V.
1987 Aqabat jaber: Vie de passage
Brand New Day
The Paper Bridge
1984 7p., cuis., s. de b., ... à saisir
El filandón
1982 Miras Haus TV
Boy Meets Girl
Yoman Sadeh
1981 Documenteur
Mur murs
1980 Al Hevel Dak
Ma'agalim Shel Shi-Shabbat
1979 A Woman Like Eve
Mais où et donc Ornicar
La fille de Prague avec un sac très lourd
Een vrouw als Eva
1978 Io sono mia
1977 Ritratti di donne africane TV series
1976 Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma soeur et mon frère...
Plaisir d'amour en Iran
1975 The Story of Paul
Anna und Edith TV
1974 Erica Minor
1971 Shablul
1969 Pano Will Not Be Shown
Year Title Genre Notes
2008 Langue sacrée, langue parlée
2004 From Language to Language
2003 Vaters Land
1998 Makom, Avoda
1989 Kfar Qar'a, Israel
Year Title Genre Notes
2008 Langue sacrée, langue parlée
2004 From Language to Language


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