God of the Piano

New York Jewish Film Festival


Saturday, January 25, 2020
3:30 – 5 pm

A Greek tragedy set in contemporary Israel, God of the Piano is the story of a concert pianist from a respected musical family who has never been able to live up to her father’s stratospheric expectations. When she becomes pregnant, she transfers her hope of being a musical prodigy onto her child. She is devastated when her son is born deaf, but she doubles down on her dream, obsessively grooming him for stardom. This beautifully composed film has the pacing of a thriller.

New York Premiere

God of the Piano, Itay Tal, Israel, 2019, 79 min.

Courtesy of Film Movement.