Leon Prudovsky was born in St. Petersburg, USSR in 1978, and raised in Israel. He emerged
in 2005 with his diploma film from Tel Aviv University DARK NIGHT – a voted finalist at the
Student Academy AwardsTM and a winner of dozens of awards worldwide, including Special
Mention in Venice Film Festival.
In 2009 he co-wrote and directed his first feature film “Five Hours from Paris” which was
presented at the Toronto Film Festival and received awards in Haifa, Nice and Napoli.
During the next 10 years he directed television series in Israel, Russia and France. His second
feature film MY NEIGHBOUR ADOLF premiered at Locarno’s Piazza Grande in 2022, opened
Tallin’s Black Nights Festival and has been distributed to more than 20 territories.
Leon writes his own scripts, while also directing projects written by others, and serves as a
script consultant and artistic adviser at different Film Funds. He is based in Tel Aviv and Paris
and fluent in English, Hebrew, French and Russian.