Itay Tal has been directing films for the last 14 years. He studied at the Tisch Film School at Tel Aviv University and places the story at the heart of filmmaking. Itay wrote and directed several short films, amongst them, When You Played (2012). Previously, Itay edited dozens of films. God Of The Piano is Itay’s debut feature. His deep connection to music and its effect on human lives is prevalent in almost all of his works.
Followed by Q&A with Itay Tal
Attending this event
Films screening at this event
- original title
- אלוהי הפסנתר
- Itay Tal
- Ron Bitterman, Andy Levi, Shimon Mimran
- 80 min
A thoroughly absorbing psychological drama from Israeli director Itay Tal. When Anat, the scion of a distinguished musical family, learns that her new born baby might become deaf, she decides in a moment of madness – or extreme clarity – to do the unthinkable, hoping that this will allow her to keep the family’s dream intact. This nuanced and suspense filled debut explores familial expectations, overpowering ambitions and the sacrifices we are willing to make in order to fulfil them.
Official Selection – International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
“Elegantly chilling drama.” – Screen Daily
Winner, Best Actress – Jerusalem Film Festival 2019
Nominated, Big Screen Award – Rotterdam International Film Festival 2019
Nominated, Grand Jury Prize – Santiago International Film Festival 2019
Nominated, Best Film – Buenos Aires International Festival 2019