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Description of a Memory

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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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  • Original title
    Description of a Memory
  • Direction
  • Duration
    80 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Israel
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Habayit Hakatom: Dan & Noit Geva
      • Israel
  • Festivals
    • Winner: Grand Prize: RIDM International Documentary Film Festival, Montreal - Canada 2007
    • DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival - New Zealand 2007
    • DokuARTS International Festival for Films on Art, Berlin - Germany 2007
    • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival - Czech Republic 2007
    • Winner: Best Film Award: Temps d'Images International Film Festival on Arts, Lisbon - Portugal 2009
    • Chris Marker Retrospective: CCCB São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia - Brazil 2009
    • Contemporary Israeli Cinema: Pesaro International Film Festival - Italy 2009
    • Winner: 3rd Prize: Crossroads of Europe International Documentary Film Festival, Lublin - Poland 2008
    • ''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
    • LIDF London International Documentary Film Festival - U.K. 2008
    • Bangalore International Film Festival - India 2008
    • Spirales/Chris Marker: Cinémas du Grütli, Geneva - Switzerland 2011
    • Illegal Cinema: Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers - France 2011
    • Jerusalem International Film Festival - Israel 2006


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