how to say “film director” in Hebrew
The word for a director who orchestrates the production of a play or a movie is במאי for a male and במאית for a female. They derive from the word במה , which once referred to the platform on which people would perform religious rituals including sacrifice (containing a מזבח – an altar), but today it refers to a stage.
קולנוע , a 20th-century Hebrew word referring to film or movie, combines two ancient Hebrew words: קול meaning sound or voice, and נוע meaning movement – a movie is a moving picture, also a moving sound.
When I was a boy, I wanted to be a movie director.