Israel | 96 minutes | 2021
The Eternal Flame
Imagine what your life would look like without the fear of growing old. The Physical Immortality Group garnered a lot of popularity in Tel Aviv in the late 1980s, and functioned as the Israeli branch of The Eternal Flame — an American group that believed in eternal life. People from the outside snickered, but members of the group were steadfast in their beliefs and were determined to live together forever. Their international success halted in its tracks once the group’s leaders, living as a polyamorous throuple, broke up. The Eternal Flame is told through the eyes of director Ranni Midyan, a former member of the Israeli group. Several years after leaving the group, he revisits the heartwarming story of the group that has since revived and is active to this day.
Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Ranni Midyan and moderator Gary Eisenberg. To view the conversation please click here.
Directed by Ranni Midyan