The Death of Cinema and My Father Too

The Death of Cinema and My Father Too

Greek premiere

A director tracks his father’s final days with a handheld camera, striving to freeze time and arm himself against the impending grief. The dying father is unsentimental towards the unavoidable end, dismissing any commemoration. A hybrid blend of fiction and facts, tinged with autobiographical references, where cinema crashes upon the walls of reality. A plangent and self-reflexive journey that juxtaposes the everlasting flow of time against the fleeting moment of death, seeking inner catharsis.

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Direction: Dani Rosenberg
Script: Dani Rosenberg, Itay Kohay
Cinematography: David Stragmeister
Editing: Nili Feller, Guy Nemesh
Sound: Neal Gibs
Music: Yuval Semo
Actors: Marek Rozenbaum, Roni Kuban, Ina Rosenberg, Noa Koler, Natan Rosenberg, Sabina Rosenberg, Ruth Farhi
Production: Pardes Films
Producers: Stav Morag Meron, Dani Rosenberg, Carol Polakoff
Co-production: Tu vas Voir
Co-producers: Edgard Tenembaum
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Israel
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 105΄
Contact: Films Boutique

Dani Rosenberg

Dani Rosenberg is a director and writer who graduated from Sam Spiegel Film School, Jerusalem. His award-winning short films have been screened in dozens of international film festivals, including Cannes Cinéfondation Competition (Fence, part of the Border Project), Berlinale International Short Competition (Susya and Don Quixote in Jerusalem), Clermont-Ferrand, Oberhausen and FIPA in Biarritz (The Red Toy), HotDocs and IDFA (Susya). He also created acclaimed television series (Queens and Milk & Honey which was adapted in Germany and purchased by Channel 4), co-created a documentary (Zohar, The Return), and most recently adapted God of Vengeance for Israel’s leading theater The Cameri. The Death of Cinema and My Father Too is his first feature film.

Filmography

2003 Fence, part of the Border Project (short doc)
2005 Don Quixote in Jerusalem (short)
2011 Susya (short doc) (co-director)
2018 Zohar: The Return (doc (co-director)
2020 The Death of Cinema and My Father Too