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
Dortmunder Kunstverein (Art Association)
Festivals of tolerance Zagreb 2022
Kerala International Film Festival 2022
Jewish International Film Festival Australia 2022
Morelia International Film Festival 2022
Free Zone Human Rights Film Festival Serbia 2022
UK Jewish Film Festival 2022 – BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Cork International Film Festival 2022
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2022 – CAMERA OF DAVID AWARD for the BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
Cinemamed Belgium 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.
» - Variety
« Israeli war-photographer Micha Bar-Am looks back on his nine eventful decades in Ran Tal’s persuasively admiring documentary.
» - 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.
» - 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.
» - International Cinephile Society
« A tour-de-force through the endemic violence that has gripped Israel and its neighbours for so long.
» - Modern Times
Director: Ran Tal
Production year: 2022