BIO

Silvina Landsmann is a Tel Aviv-based documentary filmmaker.

 

Silvina’s cinematographic method is based on observation and listening. Combined with a social perspective, her films provide a window into Israel's tumultuous reality.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Silvina immigrated to Israel as a child with her family escaping the Argentine military regime.

After completing her studies at the Tel Aviv University Cinema Department, she moved to Paris, where she worked in documentary film and fictional films in a variety of roles. Her first film, Collège, premiered at the Cinéma du Rèel Film Festival 1998, and was awarded the Grand Prix at Les Ecrans Documentaires Film Festival.

 

After returning to Israel, Silvina founded her own production company, Comino Films. At Comino, Silvina has both directed and produced Post Partum (2005); Unto Thy Land (Grand Prix des Ateliers d'Art de France 2007); Soldier/Citizen (World Premiere and Special Mention at the Berlinale 2012 Forum); Hotline (World Premiere at the Berlinale 2015 Forum; Best Documentary Film Award at the 2015 Jerusalem Film Festival).

 

Her new film, The Good Soldier, will premiere at the Docaviv festival Tel Aviv, July 2021.

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Photo: Uri Bareket