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've 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 similar 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), and afterwards I solo travelled through East Africa (climbed Kilimanjaro among other mountains) and through the European alps.

 

I studied Film Studies in Tel Aviv University and on my 3rd year led a mutiny in the film faculty. We managed to change the rules of the department so even students that majored in theoretical studies could take hands-on classes like cinematography and use the faculty's filmmaking gear, so they could create their own short films.

I'm directing Fiction & no-Fiction films, among my past projects: "Medea", The medium length non-fiction "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.