The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev

The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev
The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev

The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev (2016)

Country: Israel

Duration: 74 min

Genre: music
Director: Tal Barda, Noam Pinchas
Screenplay: Tal Barda, Noam Pinchas
Director of Cinematography: Uri Ackerman
Editor: Yael Bitton
Composer: Asher Dahan

Nomination: Out of competition, Documentary Feature

Age limitations: 12+

Screenings

25 мая 21:00, Oktyabr cinema - купить билет
26 мая 22:00, Documentary Film Center - купить билет

Plot

Meet Tajikistan's answer to the Jackson family. Nearly 80, Allo ""Papa"" Alaev rules his celebrated folk music clan with an iron tambourine. Beginning with his unilateral decision to emigrate to Israel, the gifted musician micro-manages nearly every aspect of their lives, both on stage and off. From every meal made in his kitchen to what instrument each member will play, the patriarch accepts nothing less than total commitment and obedience. Every child and grandchild lives in their single-family house in Tel Aviv. All but one, that is. His only daughter, Ada, chose her own way in life, a sin her father will not forgive. As generations clash over new musical directions, competing personal interests and Papa's advancing age, the family show must go on—but who will lead the band? Set to a blazing tribal soundtrack, drama and drumbeats sing out from every entertaining exchange in this grand family affair.

Rewards and nominations

  • Docaviv International Film Festival 2016 - Official selection
  • Hot Docs International Film Festiva 2016 - Official selection
  • Krakow International Film Festival 2017 - Official selection
  • Washington Jewish Film Festiva 2017 - Official selection

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