Children of Abraham/Ibrahim


Directed by Avishai Sivan

Israel, 2017, 1h 59min, DCP, In Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles

Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“A heady, sometimes headlong blend of fable and nightmare, with overtones of David Lynch and Franz Kafka and arresting wide-screen black-and- white images, Avishai Sivan’s second feature, TIKKUN, is the latest evidence of the vitality of Israeli cinema.” – A. O. Scott, The New York Times.

Haim-Aaron (Aharon Traitel) is an intensely devout Orthodox yeshiva student engaged in a quiet struggle between his religious Orthodoxy and the human body. Brought to life after having been dead for 40 minutes, Haim-Aaron is beholden to uncanny forces, pulling him toward nocturnal explorations of the unknown. Part psychological horror film,part art-cinema, TIKKUN employs lyrical, striking black-and- white images to create an intimate, haunting reflection on faith and its challenges. (Karen Grumberg)

A co-presentation of Austin Film Society, UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Initiative for Communication on Media and the Middle East (ICOMME)

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