GOD OF THE PIANO
2019, Itay Tal, Israel, 80 min.
With Naama Preis, Andy Levi
"Quietly chilling...prepare to be shaken and stirred."--Meredith Taylor, Filmuforia
"As enigmatic as it is compelling...the use of music throughout is superb."--Wendy Ide, Screen International
Anat (Preis, winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival award for Best Actress) has never been able to reach her father’s exacting musical standards, and now her family's hope of producing a musical prodigy rests on her unborn son. When the baby is born deaf, she cannot accept it and resorts to extreme measures to ensure that her child will be the composer that her father always wanted. But when the boy grows up indifferent to his destiny as a great pianist, Anat will have to stand up to her father - and her own actions. In Hebrew with English subtitles. (Description courtesy of Film Movement)