This animated documentary is based on five true stories after fatherhood, childhood, and human relationships.
Fathers formed their worlds; they thought the world of them. And yet they can be so absent, so distant, and so stubborn. And so human.
Long after they’re gone, and long after the ship has left and when the kite has fallen, all that remains is a strange attachment of longing and complete rejection.
The early days of childhood is the most magical; then there’s conflict, unspoken words, the realisation that father is also human. All these are revisited in a stark emotional landscape in each memory nugget.
It explores a stunning emotional expanse, to the deepest depths regret: “I started believing in God, so I had someone to call ‘father’.”
Directed by Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Veljko Popovic, Rositsa Raleva, Dmitry Yagodin. ‘Father’ screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide.
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