The Artist's Daughter, Oil on Canvas

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MFA Remis Auditorium Sun, Mar 19 11:00 AM
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Film Type
Film Type:In-Person
Film Info
Director(s):Margarita Linton
Yaniv Linton
Producer(s):Haim Mecklberg
Estee Yacov-Mecklberg
Tomer Mecklberg
Running Time:60 mins
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Sneak Preview
Family Relationships
Films by Women
Cast:Margarita Linton


Filmmaker Margarita Linton visits the Tel Aviv exhibition of an esteemed Israeli painter’s most stirring and revealing self-portraits—the painter also happens to be her estranged father. Linton captures her father’s show on film to better understand him and reconnect with him. The subject of her project naturally broadens as she records casual yet revealing conversations with an increasing number of family members. The more The Artist’s Daughter, Oil on Canvas progresses, the more we witness Linton’s search for understanding and healing from her father’s lifelong absence. Linton hopes to find solace in her work—the results are mystifying and surprising.

Winner - Best Debut Film, DocAviv 2022
Winner - Best Documentary Film (under 60 min), Ophir Awards 2022
Winner - Best Debut Film, Israeli Documentary Forum Awards 2022


Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Director/Film Subject Margarita Linton, Writer/Director Maya Yadlin (Killing Ourselves) and Writer/Director Yehonatan Valtser (Deep Water), and an in-person conversation between BJF Artistic Director Lisa Gossels and former BJF Artistic Director Kaj Wilson. 


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Included Shorts

Killing Ourselves (w/The Artist's Daughter) (15min) More
Deep Water (w/The Artist's Daughter) (16min) More