My Father My Lord

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My Father My Lord

The tragic story of an Ultra Orthodox family.  The film enters into the inner world of the believer faced with the silence of God. The story unfolds during three days of preparations for a longed-for trip to the Dead Sea, during an intimate and poetic journey to the protagonist’s world and the wishes of his followers – the mother and son. The film’s plot is a variation on the story of the Binding of Isaac and chronicles events that lead to the inevitable. The film corresponds with Krzysztof Kieslowski’s first episode in the Dekalog series, “I am the Lord thy God.” It allows us a rare glimpse into a specific Ultra Orthodox Lithuanian culture that has become more and more elitist and exclusive and has produced great leaders of the Jewish Ultra Orthodox community both in Israel and around the world.

Festivals and Awards:

Best New Director, Talent of the Year and Cinematography Awards at the Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2006;  Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Festival, USA, 2007; Best Director at Taromina, Sicily, Italy, 2007; Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2007; Copenhagen International Film Festival, Denmark, 2007; New Delhi International Film Festival, India, 2007

Director: David Volach

Producer: Eyal Shirai

Cinematographer: Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov

Editor: Haim Tabakman

Soundtrack Editor: Alex Claude

Original Soundtrack: Michael Hope

Cast: Assi Dayan, Sharon Hacohen Bar, Ilan Grif

Script: David Volach

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: חופשת קיץ

The tragic story of an Ultra Orthodox family.  The film enters into the inner world of the believer faced with the silence of God. The story unfolds during three days of preparations for a longed-for trip to the Dead Sea, during an intimate and poetic journey to the protagonist’s world and the wishes of his followers – the mother and son. The film’s plot is a variation on the story of the Binding of Isaac and chronicles events that lead to the inevitable. The film corresponds with Krzysztof Kieslowski’s first episode in the Dekalog series, “I am the Lord thy God.” It allows us a rare glimpse into a specific Ultra Orthodox Lithuanian culture that has become more and more elitist and exclusive and has produced great leaders of the Jewish Ultra Orthodox community both in Israel and around the world.

Festivals and Awards:

Best New Director, Talent of the Year and Cinematography Awards at the Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2006;  Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Festival, USA, 2007; Best Director at Taromina, Sicily, Italy, 2007; Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2007; Copenhagen International Film Festival, Denmark, 2007; New Delhi International Film Festival, India, 2007

Director: David Volach

Producer: Eyal Shirai

Cinematographer: Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov

Editor: Haim Tabakman

Soundtrack Editor: Alex Claude

Original Soundtrack: Michael Hope

Cast: Assi Dayan, Sharon Hacohen Bar, Ilan Grif

Script: David Volach

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: חופשת קיץ

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