A Lullaby for the Valley

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A Lullaby for the Valley

A Lullaby for the Valley

Artist Eli Shamir paints the views from his studio balcony – fields stretching to the horizon, ancient oak trees, and a generation of farmers that is disappearing from the vistas of the Jezreel Valley. His large oil paintings are treasured by collectors worldwide.
It was director Ben Shani’s encounter with one of Shamir’s works that spawned the idea of documenting the artist at work. Neither of them had any idea that everything would change as the filming progressed, as an unforeseen danger threatened to rob Shamir of his talent.
Filmed over the course of ten years, A lullaby for the Valley focuses on the fascinating figure of Eli Shamir and his paintings. As time passes, like the endless fields of the valley, they are transformed before our very eyes.

Festivals and Awards:

Docaviv International Film Festival, Israeli Competition, Israel, 2020.

Director: Ben Shani

Producer: Shula Spiegel, Dana Eden

Production Company: Shula & Donna Productions

Cinematographer: Uriel Sinai

Editor: Ron Omer

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, HOT8

Script: Ben Shani

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: שיר ערש לעמק

Artist Eli Shamir paints the views from his studio balcony – fields stretching to the horizon, ancient oak trees, and a generation of farmers that is disappearing from the vistas of the Jezreel Valley. His large oil paintings are treasured by collectors worldwide.
It was director Ben Shani’s encounter with one of Shamir’s works that spawned the idea of documenting the artist at work. Neither of them had any idea that everything would change as the filming progressed, as an unforeseen danger threatened to rob Shamir of his talent.
Filmed over the course of ten years, A lullaby for the Valley focuses on the fascinating figure of Eli Shamir and his paintings. As time passes, like the endless fields of the valley, they are transformed before our very eyes.

Festivals and Awards:

Docaviv International Film Festival, Israeli Competition, Israel, 2020.

 
A Lullaby for the Valley

Director: Ben Shani

Producer: Shula Spiegel, Dana Eden

Production Company: Shula & Donna Productions

Cinematographer: Uriel Sinai

Editor: Ron Omer

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, HOT8

Script: Ben Shani

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: שיר ערש לעמק

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