IN THE THIRD PERSON |

DOCUMENTARY FILM

Production Year:

2010

Screening Time

62 min

Producer

Yoav Halevy

Director

Artur Yakobov & Sharon Attias

Screenplay

Anat Tzon-Ayalon, Sharon Attias, Artur Yakobov

Director of Photography

Artur Yakobov, Sharon Attias, Asi Oren

Editing

Anat Tzom-Ayalon

Original Music

Mark Eliyahu

Supported by

Second Authority Television & Radio, Israel, Makor Foundation For Cinema & TV, Israel

Synopsis

The personal journey of Arthur Yakobov, an Israeli-Bukhari artist and painter, into the depths of his own family, a family from which he was expelled as a little child and never got to know. In an attempt to piece together the shreds of painful memories, Arthur exposes his family – a Bukhari immigrant family, conflicted and divided, that preserves the dynamics of violence, jealousy, and cruelty between its men, women and children as they struggle and fail to adjust to Israeli life. With open eyes, and out of a desire to reassemble the missing memory of his family, the reality that’s revealed by the film works in direct opposition to this desire, disassembling the idea of “the family” so essential and central to Jewish tradition, as well as to the Bukhari Jews and to Israel as a whole in the year 2010.
Trailer

Reviews

  • The Festival Judges

    “A director’s personal journey into his own childhood and family – a divided, conflicted immigrant family. With a rare visual and aesthetic vision, the directors have created a unique cinematic language, both fascinating and moving.” 
    Jerusalem F.F. 2013 /Honorable Mention
    Jury Statement

Film Festivals

  • Haifa Int. Film Festival, 2010
  • DocAviv Film Festival (Galil), Israel , 2010
  • Epos Film Festival, Israel 2010
 

Awards

Best Documentary film

Best Documentary film at the Haifa Int. Film Festival, 2010

 
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