The global pandemic in 2020 destroyed so many families’ lives. The lockdowns, the quarantines, and the deaths created family separations and deaths for millions around the globe.
Israeli director, Emily Shir Segal lost her father at the very beginning of the pandemic in 2020. With the sudden sickness of her father, time ticked away quickly to even see him one last time. Alas, the pandemic procedures quickly separated their loved ones at hospitals, and no one even allowed visitors or to say last goodbyes.
Segal missed her opportunity and directed a four-minute short film I think it’s enough, isn’t it? as a goodbye love letter to her father, who died at the hospital.
The young director went through old videotapes with her and her father since her early childhood. In this collection of videos, she narrated the story of her father’s death and an attempt to reconstruct one last encounter with him.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with filmmaker Emily Shir Segal on constructing the short film, her father, and the tribute.
Emily Shir Segal is an Israeli-based filmmaker, which she previously directed Halayla (Tonight), a narrative short film about a girl discovering more about herself as she meets up with a group of friends. The short film won Best Screenwriting for Narrative Short Film and Best Performance at the 2019 Tacoma Film Festival. Last year, she was the cinematographer for Tomer Weinberg’s Heart of Desert.
I think it’s enough, isn’t it? is currently streaming at the Slamdance Film Festival. For ticket information, visit www.slamdance.com.
Watch the exclusive interview with director Emily Shir Segal below. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Emily Shir Segal