Meet the Filmmakers: PORTRAIT OF MY FAMILY IN MY 13TH YEAR
Interview with director Omri Dekel-Kadosh
Director Omri Dekel-Kadosh
Write a one-sentence teaser text for your film PORTRAIT OF MY FAMILY IN MY 13TH YEAR.
My father and I fighting on the beach over something that happened or didn’t happen thirteen years ago.
Which film was the first to deeply impress you?
I fell in love with cinema in a very early age. I remember watching Spielberg's "E.T." with my grandmother when I was six. We had this tradition of watching sci-fi films, she recorded on VHS for us. But this film was like nothing I had ever seen before. Until today I still hope that some time a friend from another planet will arrive for pizza night at my house.
A new TV series about studying film needs a title – which would you choose?
"Blood sweat and tears"
Which actor or actress would you love to work with and why?
Uri Zohar. The iconic Israeli actor-director, who retired from the film world and became orthodox in the late seventies. For me Zohar's presence on screen even now, when he is over 70 years old, is the most touching and sincere I’ve seen in my life.
Scene from PORTRAIT OF MY FAMILY IN MY 13TH YEAR
If your film was an animal, what animal would it be?
An easy one, of course it would be a dead dog.
What do your grandparents think you do as a job?
Recording sci-fi movies on VHS
What would you be if you weren’t a filmmaker?
A carpenter. Or a comic book artist.
Is this your first visit to Munich? What do you expect from the city and the festival?
Beer, films and great people.
- This film will be screened in Program 2
- Film School: JSFS, The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School Jerusalem