Dani Karavan (High Maintenance – The Life and Work of Dani Karavan)

Dani Karavan (High Maintenance – The Life and Work of Dani Karavan)

Israel/ Poland

2020

66 min

Israel/ Poland

2020

66 min

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Israeli artist Dani Karavan has created nearly 100 environmental installations all across the world. He has won some of the most prestigious international art awards and regularly lectures about his groundbreaking work. Yet Karavan is far from satisfied. His monumental structures are rapidly deteriorating. Age is starting to catch up with him. The political climate in his country is driving him mad, as is the director of the documentary being made about him, whose questions betray his infuriating artistic ignorance. In addition, Karavan becomes embroiled in a serious political and artistic conflict over his latest commission, a monument to Polish nationals who had risked their lives saving Jews during World War Two. High Maintenance is a straightforward, yet intricate film, emotional and personal without being melodramatic, and as painful as it is humorous and passionate.

Israeli artist Dani Karavan has created nearly 100 environmental installations all across the world. He has won some of the most prestigious international art awards and regularly lectures about his groundbreaking work. Yet Karavan is far from satisfied. His monumental structures are rapidly deteriorating. Age is starting to catch up with him. The political climate in his country is driving him mad, as is the director of the documentary being made about him, whose questions betray his infuriating artistic ignorance. In addition, Karavan becomes embroiled in a serious political and artistic conflict over his latest commission, a monument to Polish nationals who had risked their lives saving Jews during World War Two. High Maintenance is a straightforward, yet intricate film, emotional and personal without being melodramatic, and as painful as it is humorous and passionate.

Original Language

English/ Hebrew/ French/ Italian

Direction

Barak Heymann

Camera

Lukasz Konopa

Editing

Shira Hochman

Sound

Aviv Aldema

Producer

Barak Heymann/ Krzysztof Dzieciolowski

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Barak Heymann has been directing and producing documentaries for TV and cinema for more than 15 years. He and his brother Tomer’s independent film company, Heymann Brothers Films, has produced over 30 documentaries, some as international co-productions. Their films have premiered and won awards at numerous festivals worldwide, including the Berlinale, IDFA, and Hot Docs. Barak teaches in films schools in Israel and is currently working on numerous projects. His credits include: I Am Not (producer, 2021), #Work_in_Progress (director and producer, 2017), Do you believe in Love (producer, 2013), Lone Samaritan (director and producer, 2010), Lady Kul-El Arab (producer, 2008), and Stalags- Holocaust and Pornography in Israel (producer, 2007).

Barak Heymann has been directing and producing documentaries for TV and cinema for more than 15 years. He and his brother Tomer’s independent film company, Heymann Brothers Films, has produced over 30 documentaries, some as international co-productions. Their films have premiered and won awards at numerous festivals worldwide, including the Berlinale, IDFA, and Hot Docs. Barak teaches in films schools in Israel and is currently working on numerous projects. His credits include: I Am Not (producer, 2021), #Work_in_Progress (director and producer, 2017), Do you believe in Love (producer, 2013), Lone Samaritan (director and producer, 2010), Lady Kul-El Arab (producer, 2008), and Stalags- Holocaust and Pornography in Israel (producer, 2007).

Contact

Barak Heymann

2 Barzilai St. 6511304 Tel Aviv Israel

Contact

Barak Heymann

2 Barzilai St. 6511304 Tel Aviv Israel