Love Inventory

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Love Inventory
aka Reshimat Ahava
Love Inventory official film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by David Fisher
Produced by Yahaly Gat
David Fisher
Starring Estee Fisher
David Fisher
Gideon Fisher
Ronel Fisher
Amnon Fisher
Music by Amnon Fisher
Doron Shenkar
Cinematography Itzik Portal
Edited by Tali Halter-Shenkar
Release date
2000
Running time
90 minutes
Language Hebrew
French subtitles
German subtitles
English subtitles

Love Inventory aka Reshimat Ahava (Hebrew: רשימת אהבה‎‎) is a 2000 Israeli documentary film, written and directed by David Fisher and produced by Yahaly Gat and David Fisher. This is the First film in the family trilogy [1] created by director David Fisher followed by Mostar Round-Trip (2011) and Six Million and One (2011).

Plot summary[edit]

David Fisher and Ronel Fisher

After the death of their parents, Filmmaker David Fisher feels that his family has grown apart and that his siblings are focused on their careers and relationships with their spouses and children. Fisher believes that a search for their sister, who was allegedly taken from their parents at birth, will help them bond. Fisher and his four siblings, whose parents were Holocaust survivors, set out on a journey that deals with both family dynamics and the history and establishment of the State of Israel. The siblings become amateur detectives, searching for any evidence that might lead them to their sister.[2]

It is a story of five siblings looking for a lost sister who end up finding themselves.[3]

Production[edit]

The film was shot on Standard-definition television and a 35mm print of the film was made. The film was produced for Noga Communications Channel 8 with the support of The New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT) and the Israeli Film Council. The film was broadcast by ARTE[4] in Europe and on 73 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) channels in the United States in the framework of the Independent Lens series.[5] The film had limited theatrical release in Israel[6] and in German speaking countries in Europe by Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek.[7] The film is distributed to institutions and individuals in the USA by the National center for Jewish films.

In 1999 before the film was released, and as part of the production of the film, an imaginary composite portrait of the missing sister was published in the daily newspaper Yedioth Aharonoth.[8] The portrait was composed of the common characteristics of the five Fisher siblings and was issued as an attempt to draw the attention of the missing sister, if she was indeed alive as was suspected by the Fishers.

Additional production credits:

  • Aya Minster - Script Editor
  • Etay Elohev - Sound
  • Eli Taragan - Sound
  • The film's theme song entitled "Son of Joseph and Mali" was composed and performed by Amnon Fisher.

Festivals and awards[edit]

The film won the following awards:

  • The Wolgin award for best documentary at the Jerusalem International Film Festival 2000.[9]
  • The Ophir Award by the Israeli Film Academy for best documentary in 2000.[10]
  • The DocuNoga award for best documentary 2000.[11]
  • The Merit award at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2002.[12]

The film was selected and screened at the following International film festivals:

  • Jerusalem International Film Festival 2000 (World Premiere).[13]
  • Berlin International Film festival Forum 2001 (International Premiere).[14]
  • Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2002.[15]
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival 2001.[16]
  • Chicago International documentary festival 2001.[17]
  • Worldfest Film Festival, Huston.[18]
  • Input Conference 2001.[19]
  • DokFest Munich Film Festival.[20]
  • Boston International Film Festival.[21]
  • Bangkok International Film Festival 2001.[22]
  • CineManila Film Festival.[23]
  • Various Jewish Film Festivals.[24][25][26][27]

Critical reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] David Fisher's family trilogy
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Dana, A Portrait of a Missing Woman, Haaretz, May 16, 1999.
  3. ^ Stav, Yehuda, Yedioth Aharonoth, May 18, 2001.
  4. ^ [2] Love Inventory at ARTE
  5. ^ [3] Love Inventory at Independent Lens/PBS
  6. ^ [4] Theatrical release in Israel
  7. ^ [5] Theatrical release in German
  8. ^ Peled, Asafa, We have a sister, and she has no name, Yedioth Aharonoth, June 8, 2001
  9. ^ [6] Jerusalem International Film Festival awards announcement
  10. ^ [7] Israeli Film Academy list of best documentary award winners
  11. ^ [8] The DocuNoga award for best documentary won by Love Inventory
  12. ^ [9] List of awards won by Love Inventory
  13. ^ [10] Jerusalem International Film Festival awards announcement
  14. ^ [11] Berlin Film Festival website
  15. ^ [12] List of awards won by Love Inventory
  16. ^ http://www.hkiff.org.hk/en/index.php ong Kong International Film Festival website
  17. ^ [13] Chicago International documentary festival website
  18. ^ https://worldfest.org/ Worldfest Film Festival, Huston website
  19. ^ [14] Input Conference website
  20. ^ [15] DokFest Munich Film Festival website
  21. ^ [16] Boston International Film Festival website
  22. ^ [17] Love inventory screening at Bangkok International Film Festival
  23. ^ [18] CineManila Film Festival website
  24. ^ [19] Isratim Film Festival website
  25. ^ [20] Seattle Film Festival
  26. ^ [21] Vancouver Jewish Film Festival website
  27. ^ [22] San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

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