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Antonio Tibaldi

has written and directed 5 features films. His films have been presented at festivals such as Berlin, Sundance, San Sebastian, Rotterdam, IDFA; and released by companies such as Miramax, Warner Bros., and Lion’s Gate. As a Fulbright scholar Antonio studied at Calarts where he received an MFA in Film & Video. His projects have received support from various organizations, including IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project), TFI (Tribeca Film Institute), FIND (Film Independent), WEMW (When East Meets West, and DokIncubator. He is the co-director of the MFA program in Film at City College of New York.

FILMOGRAPHY

[S]compares, 2011; Protrusion, 2011; Godka Cirka, 2013; Thy Father's Chair, 2015.

Alex Lora

Winner of a New York Emmy, finalist for the Oscars-Student Academy Awards, and winner of a Gaudi Catalan Academy Award after being nominated on three occasions, Alex Lora is a Spanish filmmaker based in New York City who has screened twice at Sundance Film Festival as Official Selection. Listed as one of the top 10 promising Spanish directors to watch for in Variety's Cannes Edition of 2014, his work has received over 100 awards, being officially selected in some of the most internationally-acclaimed film festivals. Alex has also participated at Berlinale's Talent Campus and three times at Cannes Short Film Corner.

FILMOGRAPHY

Odysseus Gambit, 2010; Godka Cirka, 2013; Thy Father's Chair, 2015.

Thy Father’s Chair (12+)

USA, Italy, Spain, 2015, colour, 74 min.
Directors: Antonio Tibaldi , Alex Lora
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, Abraham and Shraga are forced to open their doors to a specialized cleaning company. What seems at first only a traumatic invasion of privacy, with fighting to preserve memories, little by little transforms in the story of the relationship between the twins and the head of the cleaning company.