A mother goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure that her soon-to-be-born child has the musical career – and the approval of her father – that she never had. When Anat’s son is born deaf it seems that the dream is over, but she is not going to let this thwart her vicarious pursuit of musical perfection. Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Hebrew with subtitles.
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BFS rating 15, some scenes of a sexual nature.
BFS opinion: This well-crafted Israeli-made film deals with the consequences of parent’s expectations from their new-born which can only be met by unorthodox interventions. In this case the film opens our eyes to the hugely competitive nature of the elite musical world and the sacrifices made in the name of excellence. Slow moving action superbly acted, leading to a denouement that hints startingly at would could have been.
“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
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