Folman Ari: Director of Waltz With Bashir

Cannes Film Fest 2008

Ari Folman, Director

Ari Folmans graduate film “Comfortably Numb,” at for Tel Aviv Universitys Department of Film and TV, chronicled his friends experiences of the 1991 attack on Tel Aviv by Saddam Hussein. The film won the Israel Film Academy Award at the Jerusalem Festival and was screened at dozens of festivals worldwide.

In 1996, he wrote and directed his first feature film, “Saint Clara,” based on a story written by Czech playwright Pavel Kohout. The film won the Peoples Choice Award at the 1996 Berlin Festival, six Israel Academy Awards, including awards for Best Director and Best Filme, and was screened in several U.S. theaters.

Other projects include a five-episode documentary series on love and screenplays for the TV series “Saturdays and Holidays,” “Chapter of the Week” and “In Therapy.”