a public event
Feature film screening as part of the AFI Film Festival
Israel, 2007, 52 min, VIDEO
In Hebrew, German, Russian with English subtitles
In attendance: Director, Oded Lotan
THE QUEST FOR THE MISSING PIECE is a compelling documentary about rituals and their meanings in a modern world. Creatively told as a fairy tale, Director Oded Lotan punctures the surface of these time honored traditions.
Once upon a time in a small land by the seashore, a baby was born. Eight days after the birth, the baby's parents celebrated with a mysterious ancient ceremony. THE QUEST FOR THE MISSING PIECE is a thorough investigation of the tradition and implications of circumcision under the humorous pretext of director Oded Lotan looking for his missing piece.
Intimate and insightful, THE QUEST FOR THE MISSING PIECE is more than a film about circumcision and ritual, it’s a poetic homage from the filmmaker to his true self, told in unvarnished realism. This beautifully observed world is quirky and full of nuance. Lotan is an innovative storyteller with an extraordinary sense of humor and visual flair.
This screening is part of the American Film Institute (AFI) Film Festival 2007. For details on the festival and tickets visit www.afi.com
Sponsor(s): American Film Institute (AFI) Film Festival 2007
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