*Docaviv (Tel Aviv, Israel)
* Dok.Fest Münich (Germany)
* Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece)
* Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland)
* ZagrebDox (Croatia)
* Docville / Fonk (Belgium)
* Guth Gafa Documentary Festival (Co. Meath, Ireland)
* Festival dei Popoli (Firenze, Italy)
* Ânûû-rû âboro (Koné, Nouvelle Calédonie)
* Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (Belgium)
* Dokufest (Kosovo)
* DMZ DOCS (Bucheon-si, South Korea)
* Minsk International Film Festival (Republic of Belarus)
* Antenna International Documentary Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
* Salem Film Fest (USA)
* iDOCS International Documentary Forum (Beijing, China)
* Pitigliani Kolno'a Festival - Rome Israeli Film festival (Italy)
* Westchester Jewish Film Festival (USA)
* Jewish International Film Festival (Elsternwick, Australia)
* Erasmus Documentary Film Festival (Jakarta, Indonesia)
* SERET (Golders Green, UK)
* CineDoc-Tbilisi - Documentary film festival (Georgia )
* Magnificent 7 Festival - European Feature Documentary Film Festival (Serbia)
* Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (USA)
* Israelis Docs Show (Barcelona, Spain)

* HT Audience Award, ZagrebDox
* Special Mention, International Competition - CinéDOC-Tbilisi
* Winning Film, Audience Award - CinéDOC-Tbilisi
* Best Israeli Film Award- DocAviv
Jury's Statement : "A cinematic journey on finding joy in the smallest moments of life. Full of humor, love and compassion, this film warms the audience's hearts and souls."
* The Director Award of Fedeora (The Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean) - DocAviv
Jury's Statement : "A heartwarming, heartbreaking portrait of an extraordinary woman facing her nearing death. Directed clearly and with great love, the film finds and reflects the deep, universal meaning to be found in the private parting of a son and his mother."
* Best Belgian Documentary - Docville

Twilight of a Life

Category |Health, Human Interest, Love, Motherhood, Senior, Women
Year | 2015
Country | Belgium / Israel
Running time | 70’ - 52’
Format | HD
Production | Zen Production Ltd, Take Five
Director | Sylvain Biegeleisen

When the doctor announced me that my mother, aged 94 had just a few weeks to live, I left my home and came back to Belgium to say her goodbye. But my mother decided that the time to pass away has not yet come. We shared together weeks and months of uncertainty and mystery. I found myself filming hours of incredible conversations, humoristic situations, poetic moments. "TWILIGHT OF A LIFE " is a unique document that proves that Old Age can be approached without fear, with humor and tenderness ! "It is a great challenge for you" says my mother in the film. "But you have to do it in a tough way. I build something for the future, not for the past !" she says. This film will touch a billion people facing old age in their daily life. It is a film that will give hope to everyone !

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