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Persian Lullaby

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Dafna, the 40-year old single mother of a newborn boy, arrives at her parents’ home a few days before her baby’s brit (circumcision).  Her father, an elderly Persian Jew, repeatedly snubs Dafna, noting coldly that "a baby needs a father.” In the week leading up to the brit, past conflicts between  Dafna and her father are revisited, and new tensions are heightened. Will Dafna's father agree to be the sandak (godfather) of his first grandson?

Crew
Director: Keren Hakak
Screenwriter: Keren Hakak
Cinematographer: Boaz Shahak
Cast
Emuna Tzvi , Haim Hova , Shosha Goren ,Liron Baranes
Screenings & Prizes

Religion Today Film Festival, Trento Italy 2010

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2010

Jewish Fillm Festival, Jerusalem 2009

Sepharadic Jewish Film Festival, Los Angeles 2012

Movie Comments

Behind the Scenes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBIYBkVjX9c