WINNER Best International Documentary, NY Independent Film & Video Festival (2010)
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
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!
"An intellectual roller-coaster ride"- The Talking Pictures Festival, Chicago
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.
Official Website: www.theliquidoflife.com
Home Use DVD:
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
Arrange a screening - Contact us
The Liquid of Life
Israel, 2008, 50 minutes, color, Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Pini Schatz
Public Exhibition formats: Beta, DVD