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1341 Frames of Love & War

By Ran Tal 2022 Documentary 90

From over half a million negatives taken by Israel‘s celebrated war photographer Micha Bar-Am, 1341 FRAMES is an epic journey of questioning history through the camera.

 

A story that begins in Berlin in 1930, moves to Palestine in 1936, becomes a love affair with Zionism in the 1950’s and turns into a journey of self-doubt and questioning.

Berlinale 2022 – Berlinale Special
Krakow IFF 2022
DocAviv 2022 – Best Director Award, Best Editing, Kadar Foundation Award
Berlin Jewish Film Festival 2022
Sheffield DocFest 2022

« The events and wars he doggedly pursued with his Leica camera have become internationally known, iconic images. He became a member of the celebrated Magnum collective, co-founded the International Center of Photography in New York with Cornell Capa, and his photographs have graced countless covers of the world’s major magazines.
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Variety

« Israeli war-photographer Micha Bar-Am looks back on his nine eventful decades in Ran Tal’s persuasively admiring documentary.
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Screen Daily

« Magnum photographer Micha Bar-Am’s life and work is powerfully, sometimes painfully recounted through still images and offscreen voiceover in Ran Tal’s multilayered documentary that questions the psychological effects of shooting atrocities.
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The Film Verdict

« As there are no more photos to be shown, the film ends shortly after on this sour symbolic note: what has become of Israel made it impossible for one of its most important observers to go on watching, thus turning the rest of us blind.
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International Cinephile Society

« A tour-de-force through the endemic violence that has gripped Israel and its neighbours for so long.
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Modern Times

Director: Ran Tal

Country: Israël

Production year: 2022

Language: Hebrew

Runtime: 90

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