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Thy Father's Chair

Antonio Tibaldi, Àlex Lora
74' / 2015 / Italy, Spain, United States of America
Web: http://iniciafilms.com/misitio/thy-fathers-chair/
English
Spanish subtitled

Abraham and Shraga are Orthodox Jewish aging twins, who live a secluded existence in their inherited home in Brooklyn. Since the death of their parents, they have stopped throwing away anything, hosting stray cats and accumulating all sorts of junk. Now, their upstairs tenant threatens to stop paying them rent unless they undertake a radical cleaning. Abraham and Shraga have no choice but to open their doors to a professional cleaning company. A traumatic invasion of privacy ensues, forcing them to confront their memories in order to find a new beginning.

Main Festivals & Awards

Premiered at IDFA Amsterdam in November 2015 / True/False 2016 - Columbia, Missouri - 3-6/03.2016 / Docudays UA 2016

Director's Biography

Antonio Tibaldi has worked as a writer/director in the film industries of Europe, Australia and North America since 1992, when he co-wrote (with Gill Dennis) and directed ON MY OWN which screened at Sundance 1993 and was nominated for 6 AFI awards (Australian Oscar equivalent) and 1 Genie award (Canada’s Oscar equivalent). He directed 4 other features, and his films have been presented at festivals such as Berlin, Sundance, San Sebastian, Rotterdam; and released by companies such as Miramax, Warner Bros., and Lion’s Gate.

Alex Lora is a Spanish filmmaker based in New York City who has screened twice at Sundance Film Festival as Official Selection. Winner of a New York Emmy, finalist for the Oscars-Student Academy Awards, and winner of a Gaudi Catalan Academy Award after being nominated on three occasions. Listed as one of the top 10 promising Spanish directors to watch for in Variety's Cannes Edition of 2014, his work has received over 100 awards, being officially selected in some of the most internationally-acclaimed film festivals. Alex has also participated at Berlinale's Talent Campus and three times at Cannes Short Film Corner. He has taught film at several prestigious universities and received his MFA in Media Arts Production at City College of New York as a Fulbright scholar, mentored by Antonio Tibaldi and Chantal Akerman.

Director:Antonio Tibaldi, Àlex Lora
Screenplay: Antonio Tibaldi, Àlex Lora
Photography: Antonio Tibaldi, Àlex Lora
Edition: Antonio Tibaldi, Àlex Lora
Sound: Antonio Tibaldi, Àlex Lora
Music: Bjarke Kolerus, Simon Don Eriksen
Production: Graffitidoc, No permits Porducktions, Inicia Films
Producers: Erica Capra, Antonio Tibaldi, Valérie Delpierre

Screenings

Sunday 1st - 22:00
documentamadridCINETECA - PLATÓ

Tuesday 3rd - 21:30
documentamadridCINETECA - SALA BORAU



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