Festivals & Awards

DocAviv Documentary Film Festival 2004

Life Stories

Like Proust's Madelein, three senior citizens are trying to immortal their own memories during a creative writing course.

Documentary, 50 min.
Video, Beta SP
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English


Directed by - Shachar Magen
Produced by - Amir Harel

In participation with
Lama Film, channel 8, the Rabinovich foundation

Cinematographer- Philippe Bellaiche
Sound – Tully Chen
Editor - Boaz Lion
Original Music - Issar Shulman


Deborah, Miriam (Helga), and Tzvi participate in a creative writing story for the retired. They face many difficulties while attempting to immortalize their life stories.

The stories unveil the conflicts that emerge when dealing with old-age: confronting the past, memory vs. forgetfulness, accomplishments vs. disappointments, loneliness and longings for love, dreams opposite reality, and the need to preserve their memories.

Even though, the three heroes don’t necessarily succeed in writing a coherent biography, they wish to become, even for a moment, writers of their own story.