Life in Stills
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 Rudis lifes 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 Israels defining moments. Despite the generation gap and many conflicts, Ben and Miriam embark on a heart-wrenching journey, comprising many humorous and touching moments.
Screening:12.07, Kompleksi Europa Amfiteatri, 22:00
14.07, Kino Lumbardhi, 12:00
Producer: Barak Heymann
Cinematographer: Tamar Tal, Daniel Kedem
Editor: Tal Shefi
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 Intl Documentary Film Festival 2011. Talent Dove Award - Dok Leipzig Intl Film Festival 2011. The Student Jury Award - One World Intl Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2012. Hot Docs 2012. Toronto IFF 2012.
Heymann Brothers Films
2 Barzili, Tel Aviv, Israel