“Counterlight”, 3rd part of Maya Zack's Memory Trilogy, is a hypnotic journey into the depths of consciousness that follows the traces of poet Paul Celan.

An archivist listens to extracts from recordings by Celan, dissects the archival materials, penetrates the space of an old street photo of 1937 Czernowitz and resurrects the past in a female alchemy.


Counterlight

Short experimental fiction, 24 min, 2017, - New Release

Written & Directed by: Maya Zack
Produced by: Maya Zack
With the support of: the Ostrovsky Family Fund; the Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts; Artis Grant Program; Outset Contemporary Art Fund; a grant from the Claims Conference; and Kronos Aerial Photography
Language: German with English subtitles

DVD Release Date:01 October 2018

Synopsis


“Counterlight”, 3rd part of Maya Zack's Memory Trilogy, is a hypnotic journey into the depths of consciousness that follows the traces of poet Paul Celan.

An archivist listens to extracts from recordings by Celan, dissects the archival materials, penetrates the space of an old street photo of 1937 Czernowitz and resurrects the past in a female alchemy.


Awards

  • First Prize at FIVA Video art festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017
  • 14th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris - Student Jury award 2016
  • The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival - Award for Best Short Film, 2016

Festivals

  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival – Lab Competition, France, 2018
  • New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center, New York, US, 2018
  • FIVA Video art festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017
  • Vancouver Jewish Film, Canada, 2017

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Festivals

  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival – Lab Competition, France, 2018
  • New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center, New York, US, 2018
  • FIVA Video art festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017
  • Vancouver Jewish Film, Canada, 2017
  • The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, 2016

Awards

  • First Prize at FIVA Video art festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017
  • 14th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris - Student Jury award 2016
  • The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival - Award for Best Short Film, 2016