Nurith Aviv is a director and cinematographer who has made films both in Israel and in France. In her documentaries as a director, Aviv has revisited the theme of language time and time again; a prevalent motif both in her 2020 film, Yiddish, and in her earlier film trilogy: From Language to Language (2004) which won Best Film at the DocAviv Documentary Film Festival, Langue sacrée, langue parlée (‘sacred language, spoken language’) (2008), and Traduire (2011).
Highlights of her cinematographer credits include Boaz Davidson’s Shablul (1970), Idit Shehori’s Weekend Circles (1980), Michal Bat-Adam’s A Thin Line (1980) and Boy Meets Girl (1982), Agnès Verda’s Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988, co-cinematographer), and Amos Gitai’s Berlin-Jerusalem (1990, co-cinematographer). Highlights of her directing credits include Kfar Qar’a, Israel (1989), Makom, Avoda (place, work) (1997), Vater’s Land (2002), and Poétique du cerveau (‘poetics of the brain’) (2015).
In the year 2000, Paris’s Jeu de Paume museum hosted a retrospective of Aviv’s work. In 2015, she was honoured with a second Parisian retrospective, this time at the Centre Pompidou. In 2019, Aviv appeared as herself in Agnès Verda’s film, Varda by Agnès.


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Directed by Amos Gitai, 2005
חדשות מהבית
English subs.

99 min.


From Language To Language

Directed by Nurit Aviv, 2004
משפה לשפה

61 min.


A House In Jerusalem

Directed by Amos Gitai, 1998
בית בירושלים

88 min.


Mom's first Olympics

Directed by Ran Carmeli, 1997
האולימפיאדה הראשונה של אמא
English subs.

54 min.


Wadi 1981-1991

Directed by Amos Gitai, 1992
ואדי 1981-1991
Rental عربيه

100 min.



Directed by Akiva Tevet, 1984
Rental English subs.

2 min.


Young Love

Directed by Michal Bat-Adam, 1982
בן לוקח בת

87 min.


Weekend Circles

Directed by Idit Shehori, 1980

79 min.


On a Thin Line

Directed by Michal Bat-Adam, 1980
על חבל דק
English subs.

84 min.

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