1341 FRAMES OF LOVE AND WAR
For a year and a half, the acclaimed photo-journalist Micha Bar-Am allowed director Ran Tal to enter his vast archive of negatives. Composed entirely of images that Bar-Am took over more than fifty years, 1341 Frames of Love and War reveals the enormous price that comes along with documenting atrocities and wars.
1341 Frames of Love and War provides an intimate portrait of an artist and a meditation on memory, violence and identity. Beyond this narrative tribute, the film offers a unique cinematic, visual, and sensory experience that explores how to imbue still photography with movement on the one hand, while freezing cinematic movement to distill meaning and emotion on the other. It is a complex love letter to the power, beauty and horror of photographic imagery.
Ran Tal, born in 1963, graduated from the Tel Aviv University Department of Film in 1994. Tal is an independent director whose documentaries focus on Israeli reality through an historic social perspective. Tal is the recipient of the Ophir Prize, the Jerusalem Film Festival Volgin Award, the DocAviv Film Festival Award, the Forum for the Preservation of Audio Visual award and the Documentary Forum award. Tal also won the Ministry of Culture Cinema Art prize and the Mifal HaPayis Landau Award for Stage Art.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
DocAviv Film Festival 2022
Krakow Film Festival 2022
1341 FRAMES OF LOVE AND WAR (doc.)
Director: Ran Tal
Country: Israel, United States, United Kingdom
Language: Hebrew, German
Cast: Barak Bar-Am, Micha Bar-Am, Nimrod Bar-Am
Production: Salty Features, Yes Docu
PROGRAMME: INTERNATIONAL SELECTION