After their parent’s death, ageing Orthodox Jewish twins Abraham and Shraga stop throwing anything away and allow their Brooklyn apartment to become overrun with rubbish and vermin. When their upstairs tenant refuses to pay rent due to the unsanitary living conditions, the brothers are forced to open their doors to a professional cleaning company to try and resolve their domestic problem. Over the following days as the cleaners sift through their belongings, the brothers confront their own demons, question what is important and struggle to let anything go. Observed with wit and warmth, Thy Father’s Chair explores the contradictions of isolation, religion and familial expectations.
Followed by a Q&A with directors Alex Lora and Antonio Tibaldi.