LIFE IN STILLS
Documentary, Israel 2011 (58 min.)
Director: Tamar Tal
Production: Heymann Brothers Films
World Sales: Rise and Shine/Kloos & Co. Medien
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 – a journey that requires a lot of love, courage, and compassion.
FESTIVALS: Doc Aviv Int. Doc Film Festival 2011/Israel, DOKLeipzig, Bar International TV Film Festival/Montenegro, Int. Women's Film Festival, Doc Point Helsinki, Paul Spiegel Filmfest Düsseldorf, Film IsREAL Israeli Film Festival, One World Int. Human Rights Film Festival, Hot Docs, Documentary Edge Festival, Toronto JFF, Krakow Film Festival, Jewish Film Festival Berlin
Best Israeli Film - Doc Aviv 2011/Israel, Best Editing - Doc Aviv 2011/Israel, Talent Dove - DOKLeipzig/Germany, Grand Prix - Bar International/Montenegro, The Student Jury Award - One World/Czech Republic