1341 Frames of Love and War
“The most horrible things are sometimes aesthetic,” says Israel’s most celebrated war photographer Micha Bar-Am. 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 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.
WHY WE LIKE THIS FILM: The latest film from one of Israel”s great documentarians about one of Israel”s most important photographers, Magnum member Micha Bar Am. Told in a highly creative manner, the film focuses on Bar-Am”s work, which spans much of the 75 year history of Israel and is a visually arresting way to mark the country”s anniversary. Winner of Best Director at the Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival 2023 and nominated for a 2023 Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary. We will present an AJFF interview with director Ran Tal following the film.
BONUS PROGRAMMING: An AJFF Interview with director Ran Tal will play after the film.
Geoblocking: Viewable in Texas only.
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RUN TIME: 90 Minutes
LANGUAGE(S): Hebrew, English
PREMIERE STATUS: Texas Premiere
DIRECTOR(S) BIOGRAPHY:Viewable in Texas only.
CAST:Barak Bar-Am, Micha Bar-Am, Nimrod Bar-Am