Category: Competition, Narrative Short.

Age limitations : 12+


Country: Israel

Duration: 24 min


Genre: experimental
Director: Maya Zack
Screenplay: Maya Zack
Director of Cinematography: Stanislav Levor
Editor: Yael Hersonski, Sasha Franklin, Amos Ponger
Composer: Ophir Leibovitch
Cast: Michal Weinberg
World sales: Ruth Films

Category: Competition, Narrative Short

Age limitations : 12+


“Counterlight”, 3rd part of Maya Zack's Memory Trilogy, is a hypnotic journey into the depths of consciousness that follows the traces of poet Paul Celan.An archivist listens to extracts from recordings by Celan, dissects the archival materials, penetrates the space of an old street photo of 1937 Czernowitz and resurrects the past in a female alchemy.

Rewards and nominations

  • First Prize at FIVA Video art festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017
  • 14th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris - Student Jury award 2016
  • The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival - Award for Best Short Film, 2016