The Death of Cinema and My Father Too

Moto shel hakolnoa veshel aba sheli gum

Director: Dani Rosenberg
Country: Israel

German Premiere
2020 | 100 min. | Hebrew
Subtitles: German, English
FSK 18

Cast_ Marek Rozenbaum, Roni Kuban, Ina Rosenberg Screenplay_ Dani Rosenberg, Itay Kohay Camera_ David Stragmeister Producer_ Stav Morag Meron, Dani Rosenberg, Carol Polakoff Rights_ Films Boutique

A son shortly before the birth of his own child. A father ready for his approaching death. Between them a film project that lovingly questions the Israeli zeitgeist.

In light of a possible attack from Iran, a family flees in the middle of the night from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Gathering together the family members is anything but easy: the grandmother wants to cook first, the ex wife insists on custody. Is this night time agitation mere paranoia? Once they’re finally on the road, the cat runs away at a rest stop. And the ailing father gets a heavy coughing fit. Stop. The film shoot within the film that Assaf is planning with his father Yoel is at risk from the get-go. 

The feature debut of exceptional talent Dani Rosenberg, which includes the collaboration of Berlinale-winner Nadav Lapid, is many things at once: a gentle comedy about absurd everyday life in Israel, the drama of bidding farewell to a father ill with cancer, and a documentary about holding on to the present as it slips through your fingers.

Official Selection Cannes 2020


Dani Rosenberg was born in Tel Aviv in 1979 and graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem in 2006. The short films Don Kishot be'Yerushalaim (2005) and Susya (2011) screened at the Berlinale. After working on the mid-length film Homeland (2008) and on various television series, he is now making his much-anticipated debut as a feature-length director.