Osnat Handelsman-Keren is a producer and partner producer for the company Pie Films, one of Israel’s most prolific and successful production companies. Pie Films produces multiple award-winning films, set up as international co-productions, which have premiered in Cannes, Venice, Telluride, Sundance, Berlin and Toronto.
Her most recent film features Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut The Lost Daughter starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson and Ed Harris. The film premiered in Venice IFF 2021 and was the Cannes 2021 Jury prize winner for Ahed’s Knee by Nadav Lapid.
Alongside her producing partner, Talia Kleinhendler, they produced Nadav Lapid’s film Synonyms, which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2019. The film The Kindergarten Teacher, remade from their Israeli film by the same name, starred Maggie Gyllenhaal and was written and directed by Sara Colangelo, which premiered at Sundance 2018 as part of the US dramatic competition and won ‘The Best Director’ award.