Raphael Nadjari



Raphael Nadjari (born 1971 in Marseille, France) is a French born writer and director for film and television. In 1993, Nadjari started working for French television as a writer and director. In 1997, he wrote the television screenplay Le P\'tit Bleu, which was directed by Francois Vautier for ARTE as part of the TV drama collection Petits Gangsters. The same year he wrote and directed his first US feature, The Shade (released in 1999), which starred Richard Edson, Lorie Marino, and Jeff Ware). It was an adaptation of A Gentle Creature by Dostoevski that Nadjari updated, setting it in contemporary New York. This film was an Official Selection ("Un Certain Regard") at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival and also appeared at the Deauville Film Festival, the film was awarded in Bergamo Film Festival (Italy). At the end of 1999, Raphael directed his second feature, I am Josh Polonski\'s Brother (2001). Starring Richard Edson and Jeff Ware, it was shot on Super 8mm film in New York. The film opened in Paris on June 6, 2001 and was selected for the "Forum for New Cinema" at the Berlin Film Festival in 2001. Also in 2001, Nadjari shot a film in New York, Apartment #5c (released in 2002). It starred Richard Edson and Tinkerbell an Israeli actress and was selected in Cannes\' "Director\'s Forthnight." In 2004, Nadjari shot Avanim in Tel Aviv, Israel with Assi Levy who has been nominated for Best Actress in the European Film Award. The film received also The Best film award in Geneva Cinema Tout Ecran and the Best director film Award in Cannes 2005 France Culture Award. His latest film is set in Jerusalem and stars Michael Moushanov and Limor Goldstein, two prominent figures of Israeli theater.

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