(Photo: Yoni Hamenachem)
The Minister of Education, Yoav Galant, announced this morning (Tuesday) that Michal Bat-Adam, winner of the Israel Prize for Cinematography for the year 1951, has been convened. The award committee convened under the chairmanship of Mr. Avi Nesher Dana Modan.
In the reasons for choosing Bat Adam, the committee noted 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, 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 that supported 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.”
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