LIFE IN STILLS
Israel 2011 – Director: Tamar Tal – Original language: hebrew – Subtitles: german
When her late husband Rudi’s life work, the “Photo House,” is due for demolition, stoic, traditionally-minded Miriam Weissenstein (96) starts a new chapter in her life.
Only with the help of her homosexual grandson can she face up to the challenges she meets in her fight to preserve the shop – opposition from politicians, public appearances and getting to grips with modern means of communication. Overcoming a generation gap and a family tragedy, the pair join forces to save more than a million photographic negatives that document the development of Israel – pictures that attract worldwide attention. An inward and outward journey full of courage, humour and passion. Maya Reichert
English/Original Title: Hatzalmania. Writer: Tamar Tal. Camera: Daniel Kedem, Tamar Tal. Sound: Aviv Aldema. Editing: Tal Shefi, Eyal Tsarfati. Music: Alberto Shwartz. Production: Heymann Brothers Films. Producer: Barak Heymann, Tamar Tal. Length: 58 min. International Sales: Heymann Brothers Films