My Father My Lord

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My Father My Lord
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Directed by David Volach
Produced by Eyal Shiray
Written by David Vollach
Starring Assi Dayan
Ilan Griff
Sharon Hacohen
Cinematography Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov
Edited by Haim Tabacmen
Distributed by Kino International Corp.
Release dates
  • April 29, 2007 (2007-04-29) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • August 23, 2007 (2007-08-23) (Israel)
Running time
73 minutes
Country Israel
Language Hebrew

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.


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.


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


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