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Eric Mendelsohn (born November 1, 1964) is an American film director and screenwriter. Two of his films have been screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes: Through an Open Window in 1992[1] and Judy Berlin in 1999.,[2] which won the Directing Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.[3] His third film, 3 Backyards, also earned the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, making him the only person in history to receive that honor twice.[4] Mendelsohn also co-wrote the screenplay of the 2017 film Love After Love with Russell Harbaugh.[5]

Eric Mendelsohn
Born (1964-11-01) November 1, 1964 (age 55)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1993-present

He teaches at Columbia University's School of the Arts in New York City.[6] Mendelsohn is one of five siblings. One of his brothers is author and critic Daniel Mendelsohn.[7]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Through an Open Window". Retrieved August 16, 2009.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Judy Berlin". Retrieved October 10, 2009.
  3. ^ "Sundance Film Festival (1999)". Retrieved December 25, 2016.
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  5. ^ Rooney, David (April 22, 2017). "'Love After Love': Film Review; Tribeca 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Columbia University: Eric Mendelsohn". Retrieved September 10, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Foundas, Scott (January 21, 2010). "3 Backyards: Secrets and Insides". Retrieved December 25, 2016.

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