FATHER

Srdan Golubovic
Director Srdan Golubovic
Producer Bas Celik; A.S.A.P. Films, Neue Mediopolis, Vertigo, Propeler Film, SCCA/pro.ba, ZDF Arte, Arte France
Writer Srdan Golubovic, Ognjen Svilicic
Camera Aleksandar Ilic
Editor Petar Markovic
Cast Goran Bogdan, Boris Isakovic, Milica Janevski, Nada Sargin
Original Title OTAC
Year 2020
Length 120 min
Country Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Slovenia/Germany/France
Subtitles English
Section MASTERS


Premiered and awarded at Berlinale 2020, this exciting drama is made by one of the best contemporary Serbian directors, Srdan Golubovic. A compelling family tragedy of parents in their search of justice and their desperate acts as they attempt to protect their children, inspired by a true story. The film is shortlisted for the European Film Academy or ‘European Oscars’.

Synopsis

Seeing no exit from absolute poverty, Biljana commits a last desperate act and ends up in a psychiatric ward. Social services take her children away from her husband Nikola, with the justification that their level of poverty is unacceptable for children to live in. This awakens an unseen determination in Nikola to bring back his family by embarking on the risky trip. When he decides to start a 300 kilometres journey to the capital, on foot, he seems delusional. Many people he meets along the road are persuading him out of his ideas, offering alternative solutions in an attempt to dispel his hope. However, his determination never ceases and he never loses hope. This road movie is a search for justice, a struggle of an ordinary man against a corrupted bureaucratic system. Based on true story of a man who walked across half of Serbia to appeal losing his children. Fantastic performance of the Croatian actor Goran Bogdan

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