International Competition

Phantom Limb

Jay Rosenblatt

Eliot Rosenblatt was seven when he died of an infection. Some forty years later, his two years older brother is facing grief and guilty feeling over his brother’s death. The director follows twelve phases a person experiences after a loss of a beloved one: ‘Separation’, ‘Collapse’, ‘Bereavement’, ‘Denial’, ‘Confusion’, ‘Shock’, ‘Anger’, ‘Counseling’, ‘Yearning’, ‘Depression’, ‘Communication’ and ‘Comeback’. He does this in twelve chapters in which an intimate story is intersected with interviews with people who are in similar situations and he shows how the grief we experience after tragic events in our lives is always the same for everyone.


Jay Rosenblatt

Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over twenty-five films. His work explores our emotional and psychological cores. They are personal in their content yet universal in their appeal. His films have received over 100 awards and have screened throughout the world. Eight of his films have been at the Sundance Film Festival and several of his films have shown on HBO/Cinemax, the Independent Film Channel and the Sundance Channel. ZagrebDox screened many of his films in International Competition, My Best Dox, and in the author's retrospective in 2012, when Rosenblatt held a masterclass.

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Phantom Limb

Switzerland, USA
2005, 28', color/bw, 35 mm

Directed by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Screenplay by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Ara Corbett, Todd Curtis, Jay Rosenblatt

Edited by:
Jay Rosenblatt, Lucas Morrison

Arvo Pärt, Eliane Radigue

Jay Rosenblatt

Produced by:
Jay Rosenblatt Films - Locomotion Films