Over My Dad's Body

When Taliya was young, she never knew for sure whether her uncle was a KGB agent in disguise or a true member of the family

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A documentary thriller. When Taliya was young, she never knew for sure whether her uncle was a KGB agent in disguise or a true member of the family. Her father claimed that his brother had been murdered in a Ukrainian prison and substituted by an imposter from the KGB, forced on the family by the old soviet regime. Her father presented his claims in a way that made his family believe this unlikely story. After the tragic death of the father, the mystery surrounding his stories continued to grow. Five years after his death, filmmaker Taliya Finkel goes on a fascinating journey in order to unfold the mystery around her departed father. Guided by a private investigator, she travels from Israel to the Ukraine and back in a desperate quest to find proof of her father's story. During the voyage, Taliya investigates the thin line that separates imagination and reality, sanity and madness.

A film by Taliya Finkel

"It's a fascinating movie, a fascinating story...This movie may end up haunting me for a while"
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OVER MY DAD'S BODY- Winner of best foreign Documentary at WASHOUGAL International Film Festival, Washington USA, held at August, 2008
OVER MY DAD'S BODY - has been awarded a prize by the competition jury.
HIGHLY COMMENDED in the DOCUMENTARY AND FACTUAL category at Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 2008

Reforming Reality film festival, Jerusalem 2010
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, Toronto, Canada 
WASHOUGAL International Film Festival, Washington USA, August, 2008
XVI International Film Festival of the art of Cinematography Plus
CAMERIMAGE, Documentary Panorama, Lodz, Poland December 2008
San Fransisco Documentary Film Festival. Feature length documentary competition, October 2008
Charlotte Film Festival, NC, USA. Feature documentary competition 2008
DocSDF Official Selection to Best International TV Documentary 2008
Washougal International Film Festival Washington USA August 2008
BERLIN Jewish film festival, June 2008
DOCOMENTA MADRID official selection, Original feature-length film competition 2008
ZAGREBDOX Official Selection: ''Fathers and Children'' Competition, Croatia 2008
DEREEL Independent International Film Festival Official Selection: Melbourne - Australia 2008
International premier IDFA. Reflecting Images: Amsterdam International Film Festival - The Netherlands 2007
Haifa International Film Festival Nominee for Israeli Best Documentary Awards - Israel 2007

Director: Taliya Finkel

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