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Description of a Memory

DIR: Dan Geva
2006 / Israel / 80 min

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Dan Geva takes us in a cinematic journey to the recesses of the photographed memory in Chris Marker's 1960 impressionist film about Israel, ''Description d'un combat'' (Description of a Struggle), which won the 'Golden Bear' at the 1961 Berlin Festival. Geva creates a poetic and philosophic cinematic dialogue with the original text, using images and words from that film, and then adds his own in a process that reveals that the Israel of today is the country, which the French Master could not even have imagined.

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About

Director Dan Geva
Screenplay
Dir. of Photography
Editing
Music
Sound
Duration 80 min
Year 2006
Country Israel
Colour Colour
Tags essay, film, memory, Near East, poetic
Production Habayit Hakatom: Dan & Noit Geva
Habayit Hakatom: Dan & Noit Geva
Country:  Israel

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Festivals

Winner: Grand Prize: RIDM ...

Winner: Grand Prize: RIDM International Documentary Film Festival, Montreal - Canada 2007


Winner: Best Film Award: Temps d'Images International Film Festival on Arts, Lisbon - Portugal 2009


Winner: 3rd Prize: Crossroads of Europe International Documentary Film Festival, Lublin - Poland 2008


Chris Marker Retrospective: CCCB São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia - Brazil 2009


Contemporary Israeli Cinema: Pesaro International Film Festival - Italy 2009


Spirales/Chris Marker: Cinémas du Grütli, Geneva - Switzerland 2011


Illegal Cinema: Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers - France 2011


''City Vision: Jerusalem'': Taipei Film Festival - Taiwan 2008


DOK.FEST International Doc. Film Festival, Munich - Germany 2008


It's All True International Documentary Film Festival - Brazil 2008


Melbourne International Film Festival - Australia 2008


DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival - New Zealand 2007


Jerusalem International Film Festival - Israel 2006


LIDF London International Documentary Film Festival - U.K. 2008


DokuARTS International Festival for Films on Art, Berlin - Germany 2007


Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival - Czech Republic 2007


Bangalore International Film Festival - India 2008

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