My Stills, 1952-2002 (2003)

Length: 58 min., Format: Video, color, documentary
Producer: Liran Atzmor
Supervising Producer: Dan Muggia
Cinematographer: Liviu Carmely
Additional Cinematographer: Ruth Walk
Stills Photographer: Yachin Hirsh
Production: Belfilms Ltd. & The Israeli Film Service, for Channel 8

My Stills, 1952-2002, David Perlov's last film, is based on his still photographs. It is formed as a triptych: the first part takes the viewer on a journey to the very roots of the image, the frame, the angle, the light, and the frozen movement of people, and contemplates stills and cinema photography. The second part revolves around three photographers whom Perlov deeply admired: David Seymore, Henri Lartigue, and Henri Roth (the latter's photographs served as evidence in the Eichmann Trial)
The third part of the film consists solely of stills, taken by Perlov mainly during the past two years of his life, and always from the same spot: his breakfast table at a Tel Aviv cafe. On his own street corner Perlov took some of his most fascinating photos, as goes the saying of Renoir "Finding the classical eternity just around the corner".

Ths Still as the Dead Body of Cinema, thoughts on stills and cinema in "My Stills 2002/1952" following Vivian Sobchack, Carnal Thoughts, Embodiment and Moving Image. By Liran Atzmor, a final project in phenomenology for Dr. Boaz Hagin, 2009.