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LIFE IN STILLS is not yet available in the U.S. for home use. Please contact us if you’d like to be notified when it is available for home use.
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Life in Stills is available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada. DVD format is NTSC.

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About the Film

Directed by Tamar Tal
Winner of the Ophir Award for Best Israeli Documentary

“The film weaves past and present as the legacy and work of the late photographer Rudi Weissenstein is kept alive….“Life in Stills” offers a moving portrait of two generations bound by love, tragedy, and respect for the past” —Loren King, Boston Globe/Boston.com

“The film, like Rudi’s photos, is a vibrant documentation of the people of Israel, above and beyond any institutional history.” George Robinson, The Jewish Week (New York)

“Tamar Tal creates a conversation between the Israeli past and present. She tells the story in a sensitive yet bracing way, laced with liberal doses of sharp verbal humor”
—Jewish Tribune (Toronto)

Purchase Life in StillsAt 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 photo studio and 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 quest that requires love, courage, and compassion. Life in Stills, winner of numerous awards, is an exquisite visual journey and a unique chronicle of one Israeli family whose resilience parallels the resilience of the country itself.


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