Nina Menkes

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Nina Menkes is an experimental film maker.[1][2] Her films include The Great Sadness of Zohara (1983), Magdalena Viraga (1986), Queen of Diamonds (1991), The Bloody Child (1996), Phantom Love (2007) and Dissolution (2010), which was filmed in black and white and is set in Israel.[3][4] Her sister Tinka appears as an actress in many of them. Menkes teaches at the California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita, California.[3] She has donated copies of several of her works to the Academy Film Archive.[5]

Films[edit]

Films by Menkes include:[3]

  • A Soft Warrior (1981)[6]
  • The Great Sadness of Zohara (1983)
  • Magdalena Viraga (1986)
  • Queen of Diamonds (1991)
  • The Bloody Child (1996)
  • Massacre (Massaker) (2005) Camera, with co-directors Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim, Hermann Theissen[7]
  • Phantom Love (2007)[8][9]
  • Dissolution (Hitparkut) (2010)[4][8]

Awards[edit]

In addition to being nominated for a number of awards, she has won the following:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1987 Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art. 1987. pp. 171, 202. 
  2. ^ Reports of the President and of the Treasurer - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1992. p. 82. 
  3. ^ a b c Dennis Lim (17 February 2012). "Retrospectives of the Filmmaker Nina Menkes". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b Jeannette Catsoulis (8 March 2012). Immersed in Anger and Smothered by Loneliness: ‘Dissolution,’ a Film Set in Israel by Nina Menkes. The New York Times. Archived 13 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Nina Menkes Collection". Academy Film Archive. 
  6. ^ a b c d Smithey, Cole (December 1, 2011). "NINA MENKES NY & LA FILM RETROSPECTIVES: March 2012". Cole Smithey Blog. 
  7. ^ "MASSAKER" (PDF). IFB2005. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Phil Coldiron (26 May 2011). "Nina Menkes' Dissolution and Phantom Love - Page 1 - Film+TV - Los Angeles". LA Weekly. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Koehler, Robert (22 January 2007). "Variety Reviews - Phantom Love - Film Reviews - Sundance 2007 - Review by Robert Koehler". Variety.com. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Rithdee, Kong (November 5, 2007). "'Import/Export' wins Bangkok fest 'Phantom Love' wins for artistic achievement". Variety. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 

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