A Lullaby for Ian

  • Short documentary

  • Country of production: Israel

  • Year of production: 2014

  • Length: 11 minutes

  • Language: Hebrew (English subtitles)

Director: Doron Levene

Producer: Doron Levene

Cinematography: Sascha Engel

Editor: Doron Levene

Participants: Doron Levene, Michal Weits, Galina Tarnarutsky



Shortly after the birth of my daughter, Eli, our dog, Ian, was diagnosed with cancer. 
This film documents the last day in Ian’s life where my partner and 6-month daughter accompany me on the way to the vet. where Ian was put to sleep. 
The film shows close-ups of Ian’s personal possessions. These images are part of his story. 
Ian's lullaby, is a lullaby to death and new life. A silent voyage of fifteen years that despite the pain leaves space for optimism and hope.