Tamar Tal

is director and writer. She was born in 1980 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Graduated in 2005 from Camera Obscura School of Arts, Tel Aviv. She was producer of Stain (2007); director and producer of The Iron Lady and the Photohouse (2007). She is also an independent stills photographer specializing in documentary projects.


«The Photo House», 2007; “Life in Stills”, 2011.
Special Jury Mention
Diploma of the XII International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana-2012”

Life in Stills (0+)

Israel, 2011, colour, 58 min.
Director: Tamar Tal
At 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 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 journey, comprising many humorous and touching moments – a journey that requires a lot of love, courage, and compassion.


Best Film Award and Best Editing Award DocAviv Int'l Documentary Film festival, Israel 2011; Talent Dove Award Dok Leipzig Int'l Film Festival, Germany 2011; Grand Prix - Best Film Bar International TV Festival, Montenegro 2011; Student Jury Award One World Documentary FF, Czech Republic 2012; Special Mention in DocuDays UA Kiev 2012; Audience Award Hotdocs, Canada, 2012; Audience Award Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2012; Best Film Shanghai TV Film Festival, China, 2012; Audience Award Jewish Film Festival Berlin, Germany, 2012.

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