DVD, Digital Release: God of the Piano

Digital, DVD Release Date: Feb 16, 2021
Price: DVD $19.99
Studio: Film Movement

For concert pianist Anat (Naama Preis), music is all she has. Having never been able to reach her father’s lofty musical standards, she rests her hopes on her unborn child. After her water breaks during a concert, she delivers a boy, who, devastatingly, is born deaf. Anat’s will to raise a musical genius who would befit her respected, musically accomplished family only becomes stronger, and she takes drastic measures to make sure her son becomes the composer her father always wanted. But when the boy grows up indifferent to his destiny as a great pianist, Anat will have to stand up to her father — and her own actions.

Exploring the uncertain nature of prodigy and the price one pays for being labeled a genius, 2019’s God of the Piano is the stylish debut feature from Israeli filmmaker Itay Tal. Boasting an original score, the film was nominated for the Big Screen Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, as well as Best Israeli Feature at the Jerusalem Film Festival. Naama Preis captured the Best Actress award at Jerusalem, as well.

The 22-minute short film, The Audition directed by Guy Lichtenstein, is included as a bonus feature.

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