High Maintenance – The Life and Work of Dani Karavan‎

  • Israel, Poland
  • Documentary
  • 2021
  • 66 min.
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High Maintenance – The Life and Work of Dani Karavan‎

  • Israel, Poland
  • Documentary
  • 2021
  • 66 min.

Synopsis

Dani Karavan has created nearly 100 environmental installations all across the world and has won some of the most prestigious international art awards. Yet Karavan is far from satisfied. His monumental structures are rapidly deteriorating. His advanced age is starting to catch up with him. The political climate in his country is driving him mad, as does the director of the documentary being made about him. In addition, Karavan becomes embroiled in a serious political and artistic conflict over his latest commission. "Dani Karavan" is a cinematic reflection of its namesake: It is a straightforward, yet intricate film, emotional without being melodramatic, and as painful as it is humorous and passionate.

Credits

Director(s)

Barak Heymann

Producer(s)

Barak Heymann

Cinematography

Lukasz Konopa

Editor

Shira Hochman

Original Music

Alberto Shwartz, Janek Duszynski

Original Language

Hebrew, English, French, Italian

Subtitles

English

Co-Director

Lukasz Konopa

Sound Design

Aviv Aldema

Production Company

Heymann Brothers Films

Supported by

Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, Rabinovich Foundation, Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts, ZDF/ARTE, Avrotros, SVT, Knowledge Network Corporation, Polish Film Institute

  • WINNER

    Best Editing
    Jerusalem International Film Festival
    2020

Festival Highlights

Asolo Art Film Festival, Italy , 2021

Beyond Borders Film Festival, Greece , 2021

Lo schermo dell’arte, Italy , 2021

Biografilm Festival, Italy , 2021

Ischia Film Festival, Italy , 2021

DocsBarcelona, Spain , 2021

Krakow International Film Festival, Poland , 2021

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada , 2021

HotDocs , Canada , 2021

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel , Official Competition , 2020

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