In his straightforward
and personal style, Perlov presented one of the first pictures
of mourning in the Israeli cinema. The film is a portrait of Biba,
whose husband was killed in the Yom Kippur War, of her family
and of the village she lives in - Kfar Yehoshua.
before David Perlov's unexpected death, a symposium was held
at the Museum of Photography in the Galilee, to discuss his
work. David himself was supposed to participate but was already
in the hospital. The writer Itzhac Ben-Ner spoke there about
the film Biba.
here an excerpt of Ben-Ner's words:
"Biba is a wonderful documentary and anthropological
drama, contained, personal, full of empathy and moving also
today, after almost 30 years and thousands of additional victims,
widows, orphans and bereaved parents. Biba. . . documents
an Israel that cares, not aggressive, not demanding, an Israel
which hasn't lost its way, one that veterans like myself can
only lament its disappearance. Perlov. . . succeeded in documenting
life, in the fullest sense of the word".
original score from the film