Coming to theatres this Friday, October 13:
THY FATHER’S CHAIR
Antonio Tibaldi and Alex Lora
DOC NYC, True/False, Thessaloniki Doc, Documenta Madrid, Docaviv, Dokufest, Flahertiana, Docs Against Gravity, Biografilm, Antenna
Threatened with the loss of their home, two brothers must face some difficult truths.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Sixty-something Orthodox Jewish identical twins Abraham and Shraga live together in their childhood home in Brooklyn. Since the death of their parents, they have lost control of their surroundings, allowing trash to pile up and stray cats and vermin to move in. Forced into action by their neighbor, the brothers agree to let a professional cleaning crew invade their unclean sanctuary. Led by Hanan, a sympathetic Jewish man, the cleaners gently cajole and negotiate with the brothers to confront their demons and finally let things go.