1341 Frames of Love and War
dir. Ran Tal, Israel, 2022, 90min
For a year and a half, Israel’s most celebrated war photographer Micha Bar-Am allowed director Ran Tal to enter his vast archive of over half a million negatives. Composed entirely of images that Bar-Am took over more than fifty years, 1341 Frames of Love and War reveals the enormous price that comes along with documenting atrocities and wars. "The most horrible things are sometimes aesthetic," says Bar-Am. The movie provides an intimate portrait of an artist and a meditation on memory, violence and identity. It is a complex love letter to the power, beauty and horror of photographic imagery.