Director: DAVID VOLACH
With the primordial clarity of fable, David Volach’s astonishing debut feature recalls that most terrible of Jewish parables, Abraham’s sacrifice of his son Isaac, but without the biblical last-minute reprieve.
Set in a contemporary Israeli ultra-Orthodox community and thesped by a trio of magnificent actors (including the grand old man of Israeli cinema, Assi Dayan), My Father, My Lord unfolds in a self-enclosed universe blessed with fleeting epiphanies but overshadowed by immutable, incomprehensible laws. The film combines great emotional accessibility with the sheer exoticism of a totally alien culture. David Volach’s chamber drama My Father, My Lord won the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award, 2007.
(In Hebrew w/Eng. subtitles)
ISRAEL • 2007 • 74 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: DAVID VOLACH