God Of the Piano (2019)

  • Drama, Thriller, Music, Obsession
  • 1h 20m

The daughter of a celebrated and exacting composer, Anat, expecting her first child, lives a life so inseparable from music that her waters break unnoticed as she practices a furiously difficult piece at the keyboard. Desperate that her child has the musical career – and the approval of her father – that she never had, when her son is born deaf it seems that the dream is over. However, the single-minded Anat is not going to allow a small matter such as this thwart her vicarious pursuit of musical perfection. Attracting comparisons with Michael Haneke and Lucrecia Martel, this compelling psychological thriller combines a probing script, assured direction and an extraordinary central performance to reveal a character driven by artistic obsession and haunted by a guilty secret that will just not go away.

God Of the Piano has been nominated for numerous international film festival awards, and won the Anat Pirchi Award for Best Actress (Naama Preis) at the 2019 Jerusalem Film Festival.

“…genuinely impressive: this is storytelling which is as enigmatic as it is compelling. Not surprisingly, the use of music throughout is superb”- Screen International.

“Rarely does a debut feature showcase a talent so fully formed. This is a remarkably potent film” - New York Times.

Cast

Naama Preis, Andy Levi, Ze'ev Shimshoni, Ron Bitterman

Director

Itay Tal

Language(s)

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

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