BIOGRAPHY

Matan Tal
Matan Tal

Born in 1992 in Rishon LeZion, Israel.

In Short:

I hold a degree in Film Studies from Tel Aviv University. Since 2016, I have been writing and directing short and medium length Fiction & Documentary Films. All varied in Form and Genre, from Narrative Fiction, to VR, to Desktop Documentaries. All deal with themes of

Identity and Memory.

In 2019, I was named one of the "Top 10 Berlin Filmmakers to keep an eye on" by Raindance Film Festival.

More:

I started as a prodigy for Rika Berkovich, a well-known Israeli children’s books author. When I was 11, I published my debut book: "The Wonderful journey to Shotafun" (Be’er publishing).

I was an Infantry Sniper in the IDF for 3 years (2011-2014). Afterwards I solo travelled through East Africa (where I climbed Kilimanjaro among other mountains) and the European Alps.

 

In my third year of studying at the Tel Aviv University, I led a mutiny in the Film Faculty that changed the rules of the department so that even students that majored in Theoretical Studies could take hands-on classes like Cinematography and use the Faculty's Filmmaking Gear and create their own Short Films.

I am directing Fiction & Nonfiction films, among my past projects are "Medea", the medium length Nonfiction "The Same Snowy Ground" and the Desktop Documentary "The Invention of Chris Marker". (For the full filmography, scroll down)

Berlin, Germany.

 

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FILMOGRAPHY

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THE SAME SNOWY GROUD
2020

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.

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THE INVENTION OF CHRIS MARKER
2020

A Computer-Screen documentary about the essence of Chris Marker

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MEDEA
2018

A tragic actress loses her identity in a character, what then turns her life into tragedy.

Producers: Rozi Buber & Matan Tal Director: Matan Tal  
Cinematographer: Offek Hasid  
Art Director: Na’ama Lurié  
Film Editor : Noam Taub 

Actors: Kama Berman, Eldad Ben Tora,
Yonatan Horen.

Matan Tal's The Limbo. A Short Israeli Film.
THE LIMBO
2018

An Israeli soldier, all alone on top of a mountain, facing fierce winds, dense fog and a growing depression.

 

Director: Matan Tal 

Actor: Omer Klaider

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MILDNESS
2018

Romantic problems in Venice.

Producer: Hikaru Kodama

Director: Matan Tal  
Scriptwriter: Amandine Bourse  
Cinematographer: Chen Cohen  
Film Editor : Susanne Spielvogel 

Actors: Amandine Bourse, Nikolai Ostrikov

Matan Tal's The Death Of Romain Rolland. A Short Israeli Film.
THE DEATH OF ROMAIN ROLLAND
2017

Romain is rejected by his own literary characters.

Director: Matan Tal

Actors: Victor Orlov, Eddie Himovich, Jonathan Adwokat.