AWARDS

WINNER Best International Documentary, NY Independent Film & Video Festival (2010)

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

Jewishfilm.2011 NCJF's 14th Annual Film Festival (2011)
The Talking Pictures Festival, Chicago (2010)

Vienna Jewish Film Festival (2010)
Warsaw International Jewish Film Festival (2010)
Israeli Academy Awards, Ophir (2009)

DOKUBAZAAR Independent Documentary Film Festival (2009)
Haifa International Film Festival (2008)

"A fantastic idea for a film, maybe the best idea I've ever heard"
- Guy Maddin

TRAILER

 

Pini Schatz's funny and colorful film proves there’s no reason to be afraid of the liquid that flows inside our veins: An artist paints with his own blood, a psychologist explains our fears of blood, an academic describes the fertilization with blood of the lands in Jerusalem during the Second Temple period, one make up artist and one special-effects wizard compete over making fake blood, the director of Israel's blood bank service discusses the ingredients of blood, and a hypnotist proves that under hypnosis, blood won't flow.

Director Schatz contributes macabre recreations of family history and childhood memories. And yes there is also a recipe for Bloody Mary… and a hamster as well!

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

"An intellectual roller-coaster ride"- The Talking Pictures Festival, Chicago

CREDITS

Director/Writer: Pini Shatz
Producers: Yael Shavit & Anu Banu
Cinematographer: Yehuda Sar-Israel
Editor: Dov Steuer
Music: Jonathan Bar-Giora

ABOUT DIRECTOR/WRITER PINI SCHATZ

Pini Schatz was born in 1961 in Estonia and graduated from the Film and TV department of Tel Aviv University. After graduating, Schatz founded the Israeli Music Video Contest within the Haifa IFF and produced it till 1995. In 1996 he produced and directed his first documentary Article 58/4, an Israeli-Estonian co-production. The film was nominated for the Israeli Academy Awards and competed at FIPA, Biarritz and Cinema Du Reel, Paris. Since 1997, Schatz works as programmer of the Tel Aviv Cinematheque.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Official Website: www.theliquidoflife.com

PURCHASE DVD

Home Use DVD:
$29.95

Does not include Classroom or Library Use Rights or Public Performance Rights. More Information

Classroom/Library Use DVD: $195

Does not include Public Performance Rights. More Information

Digital Site Licensing (DSL) available - Contact us

Step down pricing for K-12 & public libraries may be available - Contact us

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The Liquid of Life
Nozel Ha-Hayim

Israel, 2008, 50 minutes, color, Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by
Pini Schatz

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