Lullaby to My Father

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Lullaby to My Father
Directed by Amos Gitai
Produced by Amos Gitai
Laurent Truchot
Alex Iordachescu
Written by Amos Gitai
Starring Jeanne Moreau
Hanna Schygulla
Hanna Maron
Music by Zoë Keating
Cinematography Gabriele Basilico
Giora Bejach
Renato Berta
Richard Copans
Amos Gitai
Edited by Isabelle Ingold
Release date
Running time
87 minutes
Country Israel
Language French

Lullaby to My Father is a 2012 documentary film directed by Amos Gitai that premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

The film relates the story of Gitai's father, Munio Weinraub (1909-1970), an eminent Israeli architect. Weinraub was a student at the Bauhaus design and architecture school in the city of Dessau when Hitler closed the school in 1933. In May 1933, Weinraub was accused of "treason against the German people", sent to prison and later expelled from Germany. The film traces Munio's route from Poland to Germany, from Switzerland to Palestine.

Gitai has written that his film "is a voyage searching for the relationships between a father and his son, architecture and movies, the history of a journey and intimate memories. Like in my movie Carmel, based on my mother, Efratia's, letters, there is no chronological sequence of events. It is not a reconstituted biography, but a mosaic. The story comes together piece by piece, as a poetical association of pictures, faces, voyages, real architecture and snippets of fiction."[1]



  1. ^ "Synopsis/Director's Statement to Lullaby for My Father". Retrieved November 6, 2012.

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