My Father My Lord

My Father My Lord (Hebrew: חופשת קיץ‎, lit. Summer Vacation) is a 2007 Israeli film directed by David Volach, a former Israeli Haredi. It won the Founder's Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival.

My Father My Lord
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Directed byDavid Volach
Produced byEyal Shiray
Written byDavid Vollach
StarringAssi Dayan
Ilan Griff
Sharon Hacohen
CinematographyBoaz Yehonatan Yaacov
Edited byHaim Tabacmen
Distributed byKino International Corp.
Release date
  • 29 April 2007 (2007-04-29) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • 23 August 2007 (2007-08-23) (Israel)
Running time
73 minutes


Rabbi Avraham and his wife Esther have one son, Menachem, whose birth they regard as miraculous. Menachem's curiosity about the world is repeatedly stymied by his father, who in one instance forces him to rip up an "idolatrous" picture. Foreshadowed by an instance of Shiluach haken, a trip to the Dead Sea — the eponymous "summer vacation" — ends with Menachem drowning and his parents mourning.


  • Assi Dayan – Rabbi Avraham
  • Ilan Griff
  • Sharon HaCohen


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