GOD OF THE PIANO, a Powerful Israeli Drama About a Concert Pianist’s Struggles with Her Deaf Son

Disclaimer: I received this movie for free in exchange for my review, I have not been compensated in any way.

For concert pianist, Anat (Naama Preis), music is all she has. Having never been able to reach her father’s lofty musical standards, she rests her hopes on her unborn child. After her water breaks during a concert, she delivers a boy, who, devastatingly, is born deaf. I will tell you that Anat takes drastic measures in this movie nthat affects her Son, Husband and Father and her conscious.

Anat’s will to raise a musical genius who would befit her respected, musically accomplished family only becomes stronger, and she takes drastic measures to make sure her son becomes the composer 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. Check the Trailer from “Gof of the Piano” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgYFdWyP1NE&feature=youtu.be

Exploring the uncertain nature of prodigy and the price one pays for being labeled a genius, GOD OF THE PIANO is the stylish debut feature from Itay Tal. Boasting an incredible original score, the film was nominated for the Big Screen Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, as well as “Best Israeli Feature” at the Jerusalem Film Festival. Naama Preis captured the “Best Actress” award at Jerusalem, as well.

  • Bonus Short Film The Audition (Directed by Guy Lichtenstein | Austria | German and French with English subtitles | 22 minutes) — While performing at a wedding, Sarah has an unexpected encounter with someone from her past.

PROGRAM INFORMATION Type: DVD/Digital Running Time: 80 minutes Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 Widescreen Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound / 2.0 Stereo Language: Hebrew with English Subtitles

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