*Queens World Film Festival 2018
*Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival 2016
*L’Alternativa Film Festival 2016
*Filmmaker Film Festival 2016
*Euganea Film Festival 2017
*IDFA 2015 Competition Feature-Length Documentary *Danish Film Institute (Copenhagen K, Denmark)
* Docaviv (Tel Aviv, Israel)
* Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece)
* Belfast Film Festival (Northern Ireland.)
* DocumentaMadrid (Spain)
* San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (USA)
* Message to Man International Film Festival (St Petersburg, Russia)
* Dokufest (Kosovo)
* Verzio Film Festival (Budapest, Hungary)
* Flahertiana IDFF (Perm, Russia)
* Antenna International Documentary Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
* Docudays UA (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
* True/False Film Fest (Columbia, MO, USA)
* Open City Docs (London, UK)
* Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of lives (Bologna, Italy)
* Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (Poland)

*Jury Prize at l’Alternativa Film Festival 2016
*Best International Documentary at Euganea Film Festival 2017

* DOCU/LIFE main award@Docudays UA
"For its superb and precise depiction of a hidden and claustrophobic world full of memory and pain, the directors beautifully realize a work of cinematic accomplishment that makes for one of the most expansively human portraits we’ve ever had the privilege to see.
It is, simply put, a big film."

Thy Father’s Chair

Category |Human Interest, Personal Story, Psychology
Year | 2015
Country | Italy, US, Spain
Running time | 74’ - 52’
Format | HD
Production | GraffitiDoc (Italy), No Permits Produktions (USA), Inicia Films (Spain)
Director | Alex Lora, Antonio Tibaldi

Abraham and Shraga are Orthodox Jewish aging twins who live a secluded existence in their inherited Brooklyn home. Since the death of their parents, they have stopped throwing away anything, hosting stray cats and accumulating all sorts of sorts of stuff.

Enraged by the situation, the upstairs tenant threatens to stop paying them rent unless they proceed with a radical cleaning of their apartment. Abraham and Shraga are forced to open their doors to a specialized cleaning company.

What ensues seems at first only a traumatic invasion of privacy, with the twins fighting to preserve their memories – but little by little the relationship with the head of the cleaning company begins to deepen. By painfully separating from most of their belongings, Abraham and Shraga might have a chance to recover their lost purity. They are pushed to find new solutions to many unanswered questions: how free are you within the boundaries of your heritage? How do you begin to let go the past go and live your life in the present? How do you confront the loss of your parents and become responsible for yourself?


"True/False 2016: In 'Thy Father's Chair,' housecleaning, religion and an unwitting cat surplus"
- Los Angeles Times by Steven Zeitchik

"a standout among the many world premieres at Amsterdam's gigantic nonfiction showcase IDFA"
- The Hollywood Reporter

THY FATHER’S CHAIR – 2017 USA theatrical release reviews
- New York Times (Critic’s Pick) - Village Voice - L.A. Times - LA Weekly - Trust Movies - Award Circuit - Eye For Film - Unrepentant Marxist - Film Journal - Twi-NY - George Robinson's Blog - Madison.com - IMDB External reviews

THY FATHER’S CHAIR – 2017 Italy theatrical release reviews
- La Stampa - Sentieriselvaggi - Panoram - MyMovies.it - Quinlan - Indie Eye Cinema - Rapporto Confidemziale - FilmTV.Press - Mondospettacolo