Life in Stills
Director: Tamar Tal, Producer: Barak Heymann
The most successful Israeli documentary film in 2011. At the age of 96, Miriam Weissenstein never imagined that she wouldbe 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 gay 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.
Israel, 2011, 60 min, Hebrew and German, English & Hebrew subtitles.