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Life in Stills

Year
2011
Country
Israel, Germany
Duration
58’
Director
Tamar Tal

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 – a journey that requires a lot of love, courage, and compassion.

Production
Heymann Brothers Films, barak@heymannfilms.com
Sales
RISE AND SHINE, Schlesische Strasse 29/30, 10997, Berlin, Germany, +49 (030) 47 37 29 8 – 0, info@riseandshine-berlin.de , www.riseandshine-berlin.de
Director
Tamar Tal

Tamar Tal is director and writer. She was born in 1980 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Graduated in 2005 from Camera Obscura School of Arts, Tel Aviv. She was producer of Stain (2007); director and producer of The Iron Lady and the Photohouse (2007). She is also an independent stills photographer specializing in documentary projects.

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