The Death of Cinema and My Father Too (2020)

  • New York Jewish FIlm Festival
  • 1h 45m
  • Israel, France
Available as part of NYJFF Virtual Bundle

Erstwhile documentarian Dani Rosenberg makes his feature debut as solo director with a project he calls “a fiction film that crashes into the walls of reality.” Previously awarded a grant to shoot a political drama, Rosenberg had planned to cast his own father in the leading role, but the older man’s cancer halted the production. After his father’s death, Rosenberg returned to the material with a meta-narrative about a filmmaker (Roni Kuban as a version of Dani) directing his ailing father (played by esteemed producer Marek Rozenbaum) in an against-the-clock film shoot that incorporates footage of the real Rosenberg Sr. A playful statement on cinema’s power to freeze a moment but not stop the flow of time, The Death of Cinema and My Father Too won the award for Best Israeli Feature at the Jerusalem Film Festival, and finds the director’s mother Ina playing the parent of his alter ego.

Director

Dani Rosenberg

Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

1m
New York Jewish Film Festival 2022 Official Trailer
23m
The Death of Cinema and My Father Too Q+A

Q+A with Dani Rosenberg.

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