Photo: Yoni Hamenachem
The Minister of Education, Yoav Galant, announced today (Tuesday) that Michal Bat-Adam has won the Israel Prize in the field of film art for the year 1951.
The award committee convened under the chairmanship of Avi Nesher, and was attended by Pnina Blair, Sasson Gabay and Dana Modan. The four explained that “Michal is a groundbreaking artist in Israeli cinema for five decades. As an actress, she first appeared in the film of her partner and partner Moshe Mizrahi, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1972, ‘I Love You Rosa,’ where she played the opinionated and rebellious Rosa.
” As a screenwriter and director, Bat Adam created ‘Moments’, which was presented with great success at the Cannes Film Festival in 1979 and resonates and continues to this day a feminine, personal and unique work.
The committee further emphasized that, even in a low-budget reality, and at a time when there were still no government funds to support filmmaking as is customary today, Bat-Adam has, over the years, created twelve more full-length films that constitute a unique original cinematic space.
In addition, the committee noted that “her prolific and meaningful film career is a significant inspiration for filmmakers who dream and dream of cinema.”