›› After His Death ‹‹

a short film by Lior Soroka.

2017 | 11 mins | Israel.

a compelling insight into a mother / daughter relationship.

Dave says:

There's a wondrous feature length quality to this short film, when a daughter mourning the loss of her father, discovers a side to his life; hitherto untold. For Ayelet (Adi Bielski) is that girl and the discovery of a series of photos of her father with another man, prompts her to seek out her father's male lover, much against the wishes of her mother Ronit (Levana Finkelstein) who knew of the affair, but opted to keep it hidden from her family - until now.

Written and directed by Lior Soroka of Three fame, this touching work is all but over before you know it. And that's a shame, given it's a compelling insight into a mother / daughter relationship and how different generations of the same family can hold differing views to homosexuality. And the fact that Ayelet is herself in love with another woman, only adds to the emotional resonance of the piece by way of a same-sex relationship that like her father's, her mother refuses to acknowledge.

Well-played throughout, there's a lot going on here that the narrative only has time to hint at; in particular buried tensions within the family that have been simmering away for all too long. Yet the beauty of this work is that in its own quiet way, it reminds you of times not that long past, when gay relationships were kept strictly behind closed doors and of times now, when gay love can and in the main (?) finally be out and proud. Frankly, I wanted to see more.

›› available as part of the NEW QUEER VISIONS shorts compilation - THE ISRAELI BOYS.
›› posted: Sunday, 20th December, 2020.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - none. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 

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