The Spectacular Absence Of God

The new documentary by Erik Fransman

For centuries people have wondered who they are and where they belong. So is Erik Fransman, a worldly, atheistic, assimilated Dutch Jew. In the opening scenes of the film, Erik answers the question: “Are you Jewish?” with a resounding yes. The answer to “Do you feel Jewish?” turns out to be a more difficult issue. After a moment of hesitation, he also answers this question with a yes. But where exactly does this feeling come from? That is more complicated! The film follows Erik’s quest in which he searches for his identity in a relativistic way, but also confronts his aversion to religion.

    • Director: Erik Fransman
    • Producers: Sherman de Jesus, Cécile van Eijk
    • Production Company: Memphis Features