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David Perlov

Hebrew: דוד פרלוב
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Death: December 13, 2003 (73)
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Son of Moshe Parlow and Anna Parlow
Husband of Mira Perlov
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Brother of Ahron Perlov

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About David Perlov

David Perlov דוד פרלוב (born June 9, 1930 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; died December 13, 2003 in Tel-Aviv, Israel) was an Israeli filmmaker.

Perlov is considered to be one of the most prominent filmmakers in Israeli cinema and perhaps the founder of the Israeli documentary cinema. He became internationally famous for his Cinematic Essays and, above all, for his film "Diary".


Perlov spent his childhood in Belo Horizonte. At the age of 10, he moved to São Paulo. In 1957 in Paris he made Tante chinoise (Old Aunt China), based on caustic drawings of a young girl of 12 years of the French provincial bourgeoisie of 1890 which he found in the cellar of the house he was living in.

In 1958, he emigrated to Israel where in 1963 he made the 33-minute documentary In Jerusalem (בירושלים, Be-Yerushalayim). This film came to be one of the most important films of Israeli documentary cinema.

Although Perlov managed to make two feature films by 1972 (The Pill and 42:6), his film proposals were being repeatedly rejected by the Israeli establishment and the IBA. In early 1973, Perlov decided to buy a 16 mm camera and film his everyday life alongside dramatic events that took place in Israel at the time. He had done so for 10 years until in 1983 Channel 4 of the British television showed their interest in screening the film. The result was Perlov's work Yoman (יומן, diary).

From 1973 Perlov taught in the department of film and television at Tel Aviv University.


In 1999, Perlov was awarded the Israel Prize for his contribution to cinema.


About דוד פרלוב (עברית)


דוד פרלוב (9 ביוני 1930 - 13 בדצמבר 2003) היה במאי קולנוע ישראלי, מחשובי היוצרים הדוקומנטרים בישראל, זוכה פרס ישראל לקולנוע

בנותיו של פרלוב הן עורכת הקולנוע יעל פרלוב והמורה למחול נעמי פרלוב, נכדתו היא השחקנית אלמה בן זאב

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June 9, 1930
Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
December 13, 2003
Age 73
Tel Aviv, Israel