Amir Borenstein is an Israeli film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his films “The Kindergarten Teacher” and “Foxtrot”, both of which were nominated for Academy Awards.
Borenstein was born and raised in the town of Kiryat Ono, Israel. He began his film career at a young age, writing and directing short films as a hobby. After graduating high school, he attended the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem, where he studied film directing.
In 2007, he made his feature film debut with “The Kindergarten Teacher”, a drama about a teacher and her young student. The film was a critical success, and was nominated for eleven Israeli Academy Awards, winning five. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2014, Borenstein released his second feature film, “Foxtrot”, a drama about a family coping with the death of their son. The film was critically acclaimed, and won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In addition to his feature films, Borenstein has directed several television shows, including “The Prisoner”, a miniseries based on the 1967 British television series of the same name. He has also directed episodes of “Fauda”, an Israeli television show about an undercover Israeli military unit.
Borenstein is an active member of the Israeli film industry, and serves on the board of directors of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School. He is also an active member of the Israeli Film Academy, and was recently appointed to the Academy’s board of directors.
Amir Borenstein is a talented and highly respected filmmaker who has made a major impact on the Israeli film industry. His films have won numerous awards, and have been nominated for Academy Awards. He continues to be an important figure in both the Israeli film industry and the international film world.