Wednesday, July 27, 2011

mubi | my father my lord

Soul Food Movie pal Rosie Perera recommends this recent find: "beautiful, powerful, challenging, worth discussing. Definitely soul food." (She also says to ignore the note there that says there are no English subtitles: it's got subtitles, not to worry).

It's on the MUBI website, streamable for three bucks.

(2007, Israel, Hofshat Kaits)

Abraham Eidelmann, an old ultra-orthodox rabbi, has a young wife, Esther, and a young son, Menahem. He spends all his time praying, studying the Torah and preparing his sermons. Abraham has not much time to devote to Esther, who craves affection, nor to Menahem, who is awakening to life. But today Menahem is happy. His father has accepted to go to the Dead Sea for their holidays.

Winner of the Best Cinematography and Best Director awards at the 2006 Haifa International Film Festival, and the Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 Tribeca Film Fest in New York.

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