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The Artist’s Daughter: Oil on Canvas
November 19, 2023 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Israel 2022 | Directors: Margarita Linton & Yaniv Linton | Hebrew & Russian with English subtitles | 60 minutes
In an effort to better understand her long-estranged father, filmmaker Margarita Linton visits an exhibition of his work in the gallery of a museum in Tel Aviv. Margarita has not seen her father—an esteemed Russian painter known for his intimate and revealing self-portraits—in over a decade, but she is hopeful that this new exhibition could be the opportunity for them to reconnect. She contacts him to share her idea of making a film about their relationship, rekindled by his artwork. But as work on the film progresses, she discovers that actually meeting the man behind the portraits in-person is her real challenge. As she stares at her father’s images, Linton feels a great sense of absence. How does one film an absence? Though her father’s love eludes her, she remains masterfully determined to make meaning out of the void, hoping to find solace and healing in her work – the results are mystifying and surprising.
Winner: Best Mid-Length Documentary Film, Israeli Academy Awards 2022