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The Same Snowy Ground

A journey through a place of an eternal past; where the grandson of a Jewish partisan sets out to experience the dramatic events and places that shaped his grandfather's war years.

  • Matan Tal
    Medea, The Limbo
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    42 minutes 20 seconds
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    March 21, 2020
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    Belarus, Germany, Poland, Ukraine
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Director Biography - Matan Tal

Matan Tal is a Israel-born filmmaker and screenwriter. He started his way as a writer, when he published his first book at age 11 (in Be'er Publishing House). In his past, Marcus was an infantry sniper and an amateur mountaineer. In 2018, He led a mutiny in Tel Aviv University’s film department - a mutiny that managed to changed the structure of the film department. While in film school, he directed his first fiction short film: “Medea”. Currently, He’s living in Berlin, Germany.

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Director Statement

We tend to notice something, only once it’s gone or broken. Only at it’s absence, we realise it was there in the first place. We realise we had a quiet moment, once we hear the noise. Only when we see a ghost town, we realise that somebody must've lived there.
I went on a journey to a place with little to no present or future. A place of nothingness.
A moment in history, killed that place’s future and made it into a place of an eternal absence. There, a camera can capture the closest thing to a past - or - to a sensation of the past.
I went there, hoping to film and give an audience that sensation.