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  • Production: Eyal Shiray, Gill Sassover
    Cinema Project, Golden Cinema, New Israeli Foundation for Cinema and Television
  • Starring: Sharon Hacohen, Assi Dayan, Nitzam Bar
  • Written By: David Volach
  • Distributed By: Kino International, Sophie Dulac Distribution, Erez Films, Artificial Eye, EZ Films
  • Language: Hebrew

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My Father, My Lord (Chufshat Ha'kauitz)

Narrative | 2007 | 72 min.
Directed by: David Volach

Israeli director David Volach's chamber drama My Father, My Lord (aka Hofshat Kaits, 2006) provides an intense character study of a rabbi in an Orthodox neighborhood, whose letter-of-the-law application of Talmudic tenets takes an exacting toll on his life. He must thus grapple with the conflicting demands of his belief system and his familial obligations to his wife and child.

See more about My Father, My Lord at the Israel Film Center

 

Critical Acclaim

“'My Father My Lord,' an Israeli movie that was named best narrative feature at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, observes the severe family life of Abraham; his wife, Esther (Sharon Hacohen Bar); and their young son, Menachem (Ilan Griff). An inquisitive boy, Menachem worships his father but rebels against him in the small, seemingly harmless ways that all children do against authority."
--New York Times

Tribeca Film Festival:
*Best Narrative Feature

Taormina Film Festival:
*Best Director

Haifa Flm Festival:
*Best Cinematography
*Best Director

The Israeli Film Academy

Delray Beach Film Festival

Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival

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