Classical Music Family Dramas
Is musical talent inherited or learned? What becomes of the children of musical geniuses? These questions are explored in two Israeli films centering around the lives of multigenerational musical families. In Itay Tal's GOD OF THE PIANO, the daughter of a virtuoso pianist takes drastic measures to ensure that her son becomes the musical prodigy her father always wanted. Director Ori Sivan's modern adaptation of the biblical story of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, HARMONIA tells the classic biblical tale of sibling rivalry against a symphonic orchestra backdrop.
God of the Piano
Anat (Naama Preis, Best Actress winner at the Jerusalem Film Festival) has never been able to reach her father’s exacting musical standards, so the family's hope of producing a talented composer rests on her unborn son. After giving birth to a deaf child, Anat takes drastic measures to ensure tha...
Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic. Her husband Abraham is its almighty conductor. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the Western Side Orchestra, she forms a unique bonds with Sarah. Hagar, feeling Sarah’s pain from not having children, offers to carry the c...