FAMILY

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NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In their dilapidated living room, Lily positions herself between her motionless family members on the sofa as her camera snaps a picture. Arriving at her therapist’s home at night, she is disappointed to find that the only person home is her cold and insensitive daughter yet has no choice but to confide in her, instead. Lily is desperate to explain why she killed her family.

Israeli triple threat talent Veronica Kedar writes, directs and stars in this intimate look into a scarily dysfunctional family. Using non-linear structure and even some musical genre elements, Lily’s traumatic past is parsed through creating a framework mimicking that of a truly screwed up therapy session, adding layer upon layer to an intricate and tragic character study of a murderess. —Joseph Hernandez

Premiere Status
North American

Venue
IFP Made In NY Media Center

Time
11:45AM

Date
Saturday, October 13

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Veronica Kedar is a 33 year-old filmmaker from Tel Aviv. Her short film TAIL won the Original Director Award at the Israeli International Student Film Festival, and a special screenwriting grant from Lars Von Triers’ Zentropa at the Up & Coming Film Festival in Germany.

Kedar’s first feature film JOE + BELLE (which she wrote, directed and produced) was nominated for BEST PICTURE at the 2012 Israeli Academy Awards. She received an Excellence Award from the Israeli Ministry of Culture for her contribution to Israeli Independent Film. Her feature film FAMILY won first place at the International Jerusalem Film Lab 2013.

FILM INFO

Director: Veronica Kedar
Cast: Eli Danker, Evgenia Dodina, Veronica Kedar, Hen Yanni, Aryeh Hasfari, Tommy Baremboem
Producer: Mosh Danon (Inosan Productions) & Thanassis Karathanos (Pallas Film)
Screenwriter: Veronica Kedar
Year: 2017
Runtime: 104 minutes
Country: Israel / Germany
Language: Hebrew
Section: Head Trip

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