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Life In Stills

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.

Festivals and Awards:

Full list of festivals and awards; Winner of the Ophir Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2012; Best Film, DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel, 2011; Talent Dove Award at the Dok Leipzig Film Festival, Germany, 2011

Director: Tamar Tal

Producer: Barak Heymann

Production Company: Heymann Brothers Films

Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem, Tamar Tal

Editor: Tal Shefi, Eyal Tzarfati

Original Soundtrack: Alberto Shwartz

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Docu, Makor Foundation

Script: Tamar Tal

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: הצלמניה

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.

Festivals and Awards:

Full list of festivals and awards; Winner of the Ophir Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2012; Best Film, DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel, 2011; Talent Dove Award at the Dok Leipzig Film Festival, Germany, 2011

Director: Tamar Tal

Producer: Barak Heymann

Production Company: Heymann Brothers Films

Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem, Tamar Tal

Editor: Tal Shefi, Eyal Tzarfati

Original Soundtrack: Alberto Shwartz

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Docu, Makor Foundation

Script: Tamar Tal

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: הצלמניה

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