The New Days of Mamilla - Shagrir Collection

Production Notes

There are three versions of the short film about Agnon. The one in Hebrew focuses mainly on his life and work as a Jewish-Israeli author and contains footage of him reading from his writing. This film is part of the Israel Film Service. Another version is the one with English narration and focuses more on his work in the international context, and the literary analysis of his work. Four minutes of footage from the Nobel awards ceremony is included here, along with newsreel materials. A third version is a shortened version of the English one and primarily takes a look at Agnon’s daily life in his home, his city and his work habits.

Description

Thirty years ago, we documented the Mammilla neighborhood, which is at the foot of Jaffa Gate. At that time it seemed that the neighborhood was at the brink of death, but now it is waking up to a new life. The connection between the lively and new city of Jerusalem, to the Old City is becoming a reality. On the face of things, there is still a nostalgia for the old beloved neighborhood. There is a longing for tradition, to the warmth of family and above all, to the childhood that remains between the old stones. (From the Mango Image website)

Production Details

Production year: 2009 Production country: Israel Filming Location: Israel Languages: Hebrew, no subtitles Image: color Available Formats: DVD Director: Nathan Lifshitz Production by: The Israel Film Service Producer: Micha Shagrir Production Company: Tapuz Communications Ltd. Written, Directed and Edited by: Nathan Lifshitz Cinematography: Ran Shmueli Recording: Zohar Glickman Production Coordinator: Dafna Binyamini Executive Producer: Dana Gobi Production services: On Air Ltd., Magno Image Ltd. Co-production: Gesher Foundation

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