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28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival TJFF2020 Part two: October 22 - November 1

Dayan: the First Family


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 5

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2019
Running Time 210 MIN
Language Hebrew
Subtitles English
Director Anat Goren
Theme Israel

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Known as “the Israeli Kennedy’s,” the Dayan family has been a prominent presence in Israeli politics and culture since the country’s inception. In her riveting documentary series, director Anat Goren examines five generations of Israel’s first family and the giant shadow cast by its famous patriarch, Moshe. Recounting their stories for the camera, various members of the clan offer an uncompromising glimpse into this Israeli dynasty, blessed with talent and charisma but plagued by depression. Producing some of the country’s most famous politicians, rock stars, poets and directors, the history of the Dayans and that of the country they inhabit are inextricably bound together.

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Karen Green