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#1 INDUSTRY CHOICE DOCUMENTARY BBC Film Network (2006)
SHORT FILM FIND COMPETITION UK Jewish Film Festival (2006)
HONORABLE MENTION Ann Arbor Film Festival (2006)
ICA BEST OF FESTIVAL Short Film Festival, London (2005)
SHORT OF THE MONTH NPA Shorts 2005

SELECTED SCREENINGS

Washington DC Jewish Film Festival (2011)
Seattle Jewish Film Festival (2007)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (2007)
Nashville Jewish Film Festival (2007)
Washington DC Jewish Film Festival (2006)
Toronto Worldwide Festival of Shorts (2005)
Edinburgh International Festival (2005)
Palm Springs International Shorts Festival (2005)
UK Jewish Film Festival (2004)
New York Jewish Film Festival (2004)



Some family trees get more complicated with every branch. Armed with a videophone, his dad and a therapist, director Jes Benstock, (The Holocaust Tourist) explores a family history of murder, migration, breakdown and suicide in an attempt to free his young son from his family's complex legacy. Poignant and funny, this documentary brings to light some simple but elusive truths about love in troubled families.

This experimental documentary was shot using 3G videophones and digital stills cameras shooting onto “memory” to echo the themes of invisible and ephemeral memories. This footage was supported by shooting on a PD150 and a low quality consumer camcorder and is structured by a series of 3D computer animated family trees. The sound design was created using an old Jewish prayer as the core of the music – and then removing it at the end – continuing the theme of missing parts of the picture. The result is a moody swirling soundscape with a sad tinge.

EXTERNAL LINKS

http://www.benstock.co.uk/ordersoflove/

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Orders of Love

UK, 2004, 10 minutes, color
Directed by Jes Benstock

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