Three sisters

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Three sisters

“Life is over, and we haven’t managed to get anything done,” says Esther, 70, the youngest of the sisters.  Karola, the eldest sister (78), is silent. Fruma (75) tries to capture her memories in writing.  The three sisters are Holocaust survivors who, after more than fifty years, still have a hard time telling their story. Their relationship was forged after World War II, when they all fell in love with the same man, but only one of them, the director’s mother Fruma, actually won him, even though he really loved Esther, the youngest. The sisters speak on the phone on occasion, but have never met, each trying to live out their old age, each in her own special way.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Script Award at the Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 1997; Berlinale Forum screening, Germany, 1997; Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France, 1998; Best Cinematography Award at DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 1999; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 1999; Dortmund Film Festival, USA, 1999; Arizona Film Festival, USA,  2000

Director: Tsipi Reibenbach

Producer: Tsipi Reibenbach

Cinematographer: Ron Katzenelson, David Gurfinkel, Yoram Millo

Editor: Era Lapid

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, ZDF, Channel 1 - Israel Broadcast Authority, the Cinema Project, the Israel Film Center - Ministry of Trade and Industry, the National Council for Culture and the Arts

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: שלוש אחיות

“Life is over, and we haven’t managed to get anything done,” says Esther, 70, the youngest of the sisters.  Karola, the eldest sister (78), is silent. Fruma (75) tries to capture her memories in writing.  The three sisters are Holocaust survivors who, after more than fifty years, still have a hard time telling their story. Their relationship was forged after World War II, when they all fell in love with the same man, but only one of them, the director’s mother Fruma, actually won him, even though he really loved Esther, the youngest. The sisters speak on the phone on occasion, but have never met, each trying to live out their old age, each in her own special way.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Script Award at the Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 1997; Berlinale Forum screening, Germany, 1997; Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France, 1998; Best Cinematography Award at DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 1999; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 1999; Dortmund Film Festival, USA, 1999; Arizona Film Festival, USA,  2000

Director: Tsipi Reibenbach

Producer: Tsipi Reibenbach

Cinematographer: Ron Katzenelson, David Gurfinkel, Yoram Millo

Editor: Era Lapid

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, ZDF, Channel 1 - Israel Broadcast Authority, the Cinema Project, the Israel Film Center - Ministry of Trade and Industry, the National Council for Culture and the Arts

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: שלוש אחיות

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