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Tami and Jacob

Tami and Jacob, husband and wife, have lived on their kibbutz for over forty years. Nir, their son, spent the last three years filming their relationship, one in which Tami takes care of a husband with advanced Parkinson’s disease. He films his father completely dependent on his wife, as he tackles with the simple details of a daily routine: showering, using the toilet and lying in bed. Over and over again, Nir’s mother loses her temper and treats Jacob without the compassion one would normally extend towards a helpless man. He watches them and sees hell. And yet, he also find in this picture of hell moments of grace, moments of touching physical intimacy. His mother hasn’t given up: she’s stayed with her man. He films love. The film is part of “My Parents” – a documentary project curated and edited by Tali Shemesh, comprised of a series of separate documentaries in which directors film their parents’ relationship.

Festivals and Awards:

DocAviv International Film Festival, 2012

Director: Nir Horvitz

Producer: Tali Shemesh

Production Company: Tali Shemesh

Cinematographer: Nir Horvitz

Editor: Tali Shemesh

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television

Script: Tali Shemesh, Nir Horvitz

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: תמי ויעקב

Tami and Jacob, husband and wife, have lived on their kibbutz for over forty years. Nir, their son, spent the last three years filming their relationship, one in which Tami takes care of a husband with advanced Parkinson’s disease. He films his father completely dependent on his wife, as he tackles with the simple details of a daily routine: showering, using the toilet and lying in bed. Over and over again, Nir’s mother loses her temper and treats Jacob without the compassion one would normally extend towards a helpless man. He watches them and sees hell. And yet, he also find in this picture of hell moments of grace, moments of touching physical intimacy. His mother hasn’t given up: she’s stayed with her man. He films love. The film is part of “My Parents” – a documentary project curated and edited by Tali Shemesh, comprised of a series of separate documentaries in which directors film their parents’ relationship.

Festivals and Awards:

DocAviv International Film Festival, 2012

 

Director: Nir Horvitz

Producer: Tali Shemesh

Production Company: Tali Shemesh

Cinematographer: Nir Horvitz

Editor: Tali Shemesh

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television

Script: Tali Shemesh, Nir Horvitz

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: תמי ויעקב

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