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Son

Arik Bar Adon (65), a poet from Tel Aviv, stopped writing a few months before the birth of his son Adam (17), who was born with Down Syndrome. When Adam was 6 years old his mother died.  The father, a powerful man and Director of the Israeli Institute for Arts, is left alone in the house with a son with special needs. Adam is secluded in his own bizarre world, until he discovers that his father was once an artist. Suddenly, there’s a radical change in their lives, as Arik decides to write again.

Festivals and Awards:

First Prize at the Rome International Film Festival, Italy, 1997; Israfest, New York, USA, 1997

Director: Nitzan Aviram

Producer: Simcha Medioni

Production Company: Per Capita Productions Ltd.

Cinematographer: Jorge Gurevich

Editor: Naomi Press-Aviram

Original Soundtrack: Avner Dorman

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet TV

Musicians: Art Director: Shahar Katzav

Cast: Yoseph Shiloach, Dekel Shikortzy, Rubi Duanis, and Arieh Moscuna

Script: Nitzan Aviram (based on the short story “The Continuing Silence of a Poet” by A.B. Yehoshua)

Co-Production: G.G. Israel Studios Ltd.

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: בן

Arik Bar Adon (65), a poet from Tel Aviv, stopped writing a few months before the birth of his son Adam (17), who was born with Down Syndrome. When Adam was 6 years old his mother died.  The father, a powerful man and Director of the Israeli Institute for Arts, is left alone in the house with a son with special needs. Adam is secluded in his own bizarre world, until he discovers that his father was once an artist. Suddenly, there’s a radical change in their lives, as Arik decides to write again.

Festivals and Awards:

First Prize at the Rome International Film Festival, Italy, 1997; Israfest, New York, USA, 1997

 

Director: Nitzan Aviram

Producer: Simcha Medioni

Production Company: Per Capita Productions Ltd.

Cinematographer: Jorge Gurevich

Editor: Naomi Press-Aviram

Original Soundtrack: Avner Dorman

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet TV

Musicians: Art Director: Shahar Katzav

Cast: Yoseph Shiloach, Dekel Shikortzy, Rubi Duanis, and Arieh Moscuna

Script: Nitzan Aviram (based on the short story “The Continuing Silence of a Poet” by A.B. Yehoshua)

Co-Production: G.G. Israel Studios Ltd.

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: בן

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