Amos Kollek

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Born in Jerusalem in 1947, Amos Kollek attended school in Jerusalem and served in the Israel Defense Forces during the Six Day War (1967) and the Yom Kippur War (1973) in Ariel Sharon’s force that crossed the Suez Canal to Ismailia.

While studying at the Hebrew University for his BA in Psychology and Philosophy he wrote his first novel,
Don’t Ask Me if I Love, which was published in the US and won the M. Evans Award for Fiction. He wrote four more novels and two non-fiction books, including For Jerusalem, A Life in which he collaborated with his father, Teddy Kollek, on his autobiography.

In 1968 Kollek turned to
filmmaking. He wrote and directed all his films and he also produced and acted in some of them. His full length features include “Goodbye, NY”, “Forever Lulu”, “Double Edge”, “Sue”, “Fiona”, “Fast Food, Fast Women” nominated for the 2000 Palme D’Or in Cannes, “Happy End” and “Restless”. His documentaries include “From Vienna to Jerusalem”, Teddy Kollek’s life story, “Embittered Glory” about the 9/11 events and the autobiographical “Chronicling a Crisis”.

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