Arik Kaplon is an Israeli film director and screenwriter, winner of multiple awards including Best Director and Best Screenwriter at the Israeli Academy Awards Ophir.
Kaplon was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. He immigrated to Israel in 1980, and in 1981 began studying film at Tel Aviv University. During his studies, he wrote and directed several films, some short films, and others documentaries. Among his films from that period: “Solo for the Good” (1986), “Migrants” (1987) and “Free Crime” (1990).
His most prominent film, “Yana’s Friends,” was written and directed by Kaplon in 1999.