|A Film by David Noy|
(Israel, 2004, 61 Minutes, Color, Hebrew/ English/ German, English subtitles)
Two men, one woman and a baby constitute the formula for the alternative family documented in Family Matters.
Dafna, a single straight musician, is fed up with waiting for her prince charming… her solution: teaming up with Itamar, a homosexual lawyer and actor, in order to have a baby. The third side of the dramatic triangle is Kai, a German flight purser and Itamar’s partner for the past ten years.
After a few attempts, Dafna becomes pregnant. The relationship between the three rollercoasters throughout the pregnancy. Towards the end, Itamar and Kai get married in Germany, and shortly afterwards Dafna gives birth to a baby boy in Israel. The tensions that have been festering beneath the surface eventually erupt and cause confrontation and separation.
The film follows this fascinating, moving story, as the characters deal with issues of relationships, identity, family and parenthood
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival 2004 – Best Editing Award & Best Soundtrack Award
Festival Dei Popolei – Documentary Film Festival 2005 Firenze
Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival
Turin International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Documentary Film Festival, Estonia
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Israfest – Israeli Film Festival Los-Angeles/ New York/ Miami
Barcelona Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Hamburg Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Australia
Brisbane Queer Film Festival
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
NewFest Film Festival, New-York
“a remarkable, moving, and deeply penatrating documentary”.
“an emotionally stirring, moving and exciting new film”.
(Yediot Achronot, Israel)
“the most amazing birth scene… admirable work”.