God of the Piano

God of the Piano

God of the Piano

Israeli drama following apiring musician Anat. Having never been able to reach her father's musical standards, she rests her hopes on the child she's about to have. When the baby is born deaf, Anat succumbs to extreme measures to keep the dream alive and raise the musical prodigy she was planning on. 

2019Rating: M, Sex scenes80 minsIsraelHebrew with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
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At a lean 80-minute running time, God of the Piano packs an emotional punch that will definitely provoke a bit of post-credits conversation.

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This stylish first feature negotiates its themes – the overlap between parental ambition and borderline abuse, what it means to be labeled ‘gifted’ – with the same control and precision that Anat and her family bring to their chosen profession. But there is also a cagey restraint here; like Anat, the film guards its secrets jealously. The result is genuinely impressive: this is storytelling which is as enigmatic as it is compelling. Not surprisingly, the use of music throughout is superb.

Stuff

Stuff

press

At a lean 80-minute running time, God of the Piano packs an emotional punch that will definitely provoke a bit of post-credits conversation.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

This stylish first feature negotiates its themes – the overlap between parental ambition and borderline abuse, what it means to be labeled ‘gifted’ – with the same control and precision that Anat and her family bring to their chosen profession. But there is also a cagey restraint here; like Anat, the film guards its secrets jealously. The result is genuinely impressive: this is storytelling which is as enigmatic as it is compelling. Not surprisingly, the use of music throughout is superb.

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