Guy Nattiv

Episode 118: Guy Nattiv

Academy Award winning filmmaker Guy Nattiv (GOLDA)

Show notes

Guy Nattiv is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker originally from Israel. His first American short film, SKIN, won the 2019 Academy Award© for Best Live Action Short, and the feature version, also titled SKIN, was released in 2019. His recent film, GOLDA, stars Academy Award©-winning actress Helen Mirren as the first female Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir. His next feature TATAMI, premiered at the Venice Int Film Festival in September 2023 to much acclaim. He co-directed the film with Iranian filmmaker Zar Amir Ibrahimi, who won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her film HOLY SPIDER. It is the first ever Israeli/Iranian cinematic collaboration. In Israel, Guy wrote and directed three features, including THE FLOOD, MAGIC MEN and STRANGERS.

Guy shares his early filmmaking inspirations; the GOLDA backstory; the thrill of winning an Oscar for SKIN; the controversy over actors playing characters of different races, religions, etc; and his exciting upcoming projects. We also get into politics too, discussing the parallels between Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu and the right-wing extremism in both America and Israel. And there's a brief cameo from his talented wife and filmmaking partner Jaime Ray Newman!

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Produced by Andy Ostroy, Matty Rosenberg, and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff Music by Andrew Hollander Design by Cricket Lengyel

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