23 - 31 AUGUST 2013, PRIZREN

Life in Stills


Tamar Tal, Israel,
2011, Colour and B&W, 58 min

    At the age of 96, Miriam Weissenstein never imagined that she would be facing a new chapter in her life. But when "The Photo House" – her late husband Rudi’s life’s work – was destined for demolition, even this opinionated and uncompromising woman knew she needed help. Under the cloud of a family tragedy, a special relationship is forged between Miriam and her grandson, Ben, as they join forces to save the shop and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel’s defining moments. Despite the generation gap and many conflicts, Ben and Miriam embark on a heart-wrenching journey, comprising many humorous and touching moments.


    12.07, Kompleksi Europa Amfiteatri, 22:00


    14.07, Kino Lumbardhi, 12:00
    Director: Tamar Tal
    Producer: Barak Heymann
    Cinematographer: Tamar Tal, Daniel Kedem
    Editor: Tal Shefi

    Director biography

    Tamar is a Documentary filmmaker and a photographer. Graduated from Camera Obscura-school of arts in Tel Aviv. Her short film “The Iron Lady & The Photo house” won in Docaviv Film Festival 2007. "Life In Stills" is her first feature documentary.

    Festivals and Awards

    Best Film and Best Editing - DocAviv Int’l Documentary Film Festival 2011. Talent Dove Award - Dok Leipzig Int’l Film Festival 2011. The Student Jury Award - One World Int’l Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2012. Hot Docs 2012. Toronto IFF 2012.


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