Life In Stills
Written and Directed by: Tamar Tal
Producer: Barak Heymann
About the Movie
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.
The movie has won several awards including the Best Israeli Film in the Docaviv festival in 2011
and the TALENT DOVE OF THE MEDIA FOUNDATION OF THE SPARKASSE LEIPZIG FOR
AN EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTARY FILM TALENT
"The winner was a story movingly and sensitively told, which managed to combine a strong sense of comedy with powerful insight. It managed to combine the strengths of its characters with a strong story, and noticeably entranced its audience."
"This is an intimate film that celebrates the individual in all his richness and complexity. Director Tamar manages to share the most beautiful moments of bonding between grandmother Miriam and her grandson Ben Weissenstein with the audience. The film also shows that a positive approach to life, understanding, forgivness, empathy and a sense of humor are things that keep us alive and let us overcome even the most tragic moments."
Written and Directed by: Tamar Tal’, Producer: Barak Heymann, Co-Producer: Tamar Tal ,Cinematographers: Daniel Kedem, Tamar Tal Editor: Tal Shefi, Additional Editing: Eyal Tsarfati ,Original Music: Alberto shwartz , Production manager: Tali Shamir-Werzberger