Life is Too Long  {16th Denver Jewish Film Festival}

Life is Too Long
16th Denver Jewish Film Festival

Germany, 2010, 86 Minute Running Time
Language: German English Sub-Titles

1:15pm Sun March 4
Alfi Selinger is the alter ego of director Dani Levy, and any suggested references to the Alvy Singer of Woody Allen’s Annie Hall are not accidental. Alfi Selinger, filmmaker, is a man in crisis: his kids can’t stand him, his wife is cheating on him and his bank has lost his investments-including his mother’s holocaust reparations. Meanwhile, Alfi is trying to make a film that would be a comic treatment of the Danish controversy over the Muhammed cartoons. Lines between fantasy and reality become blurred. With scenes that are reminiscent of both Fellini’s 8 1/2 and Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories, some of the most “laugh out loud” moments involve absurd sequences from Alfi’s personal life including his daughter videotaping his colonoscopy. Oy vey! Colorado Premiere
—Julie Schwarz

Selected Festivals and Awards:
Toronto Jewish Film Festival; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival; Vancouver
Jewish Film Festival; Boston Jewish Film Festival
Film Sponsor:
Suzi and Bob Wagner


The following short films will screen before this film...

  • A Reuben By Any Other Name

    A Reuben By Any Other Name

    USA , 2010 , 5 min.
    Director: Jeremy Dylan Lanni An L.A. deli provides the setting for this humorous look at an extremely popular sandwich-the Reuben. When a man walks in to order a Reuben patrons opine on the age old question: which is the real Reuben? You might ask yourself “Why should I care?” but these folks take themselves pretty seriously!... more
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