Bird in the Room

Directed By: Ari Davidovich / 67 Minutes
Israel / 2015 / Hebrew (English Subtitles)
Documentary / Biography
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Exhibition Format: DCP, Prores/QT

Original Title: Tirza Atar: Zipor Bacheder


Two poets, father and daughter, in a dangerous game of words. The mysterious life of Tirza Atar (1941-1977) – the daughter of poet Nathan Alterman, one of the all-time paragons of Israeli and Jewish culture. Atar’s fragile, beauteous image and her short, turbulent life remain shrouded in mystery, many years after her tragic death at the age of thirty-six. The film fuses the fascinating parts of the life and work of this slight woman of prodigious talent, a kind of princess, whose entire being and output were enmeshed in her complicated and charged relationship with her dominant father. The film converge – along with recollections, song segments and photos from the private family albums – into a multilayered emotional and musical journey.