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Streaming January 14-26, 2022 Digital Screening Room

Israel | 96 minutes | 2021

The Eternal Flame

International Premiere

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.

Director's Bio

Directed by Ranni Midyan

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Ranni Midyan is a graduate of the Department of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University. His documentary films tell personal stories about his family and the complexities of family loyalty and life. The Eternal Flame is Ranni's second documentary feature film.

Cast and Credits


Ranni Midyan


Ranni Midyan


Daniel Kedem


Yaron Livnay


James Strole, Bernadeane, Shmuel Bendror, Raya Strauss Ben Dror

Film Info






96 minutes


English and Hebrew with English subtitles
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