Czech Republic / Slovakia 2021, 12 min, Czech, Hebrew & English subtitles

Letters her father wrote to her from prison bring to the surface memories of a childhood suffused with longing for his return. In her reply, a beautiful and sincere animated letter, the filmmaker tries to understand the painful choices that led to his absence from her life.

Previous Festivals: Locarno FF

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Screening Schedule:
  • Fri 27.05 | 16:00 | Cinematheque 2
  • Sun 29.05 | 09:30 | Cinematheque 2 | Free Admission Upon Registration
  • Thu 02.06 | 19:00 | Cinematheque 5
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Diana Cam Van Nguyen (1993, Czech Republic) is a Czech-Vietnamese director based in Prague. She did internships in Birmingham and Lyon and participated as artist in residence in Vienna Museum Quartier.

Her bachelor film Malá / The Little One (2017) won several awards at festivals and competed for ECFA Doc Award at Berlinale 2019. Her next short film Spolu sami / Apart (2018) internationally premiered at IFF Rotterdam 2019 in the section Voices shorts, competed at Annecy, BFI London Film Festival and was a finalist for BAFTA Student Film Award 2019.

Her current short Love, Dad (2021) premieres in Locarno Film Festival in Pardi di domani section. Diana studies animation in a master programme at FAMU in Prague. In her works she focuses on personal topics through the means of animated documentary.

Production: Karolína Davidová
Script: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Lukáš Janičík
Animation: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Vojtěch Domlátil, David Štumpf, Barbora Halířová
Editing: Lukáš Janičík
Cinematography: Kryštof Melka, Matěj Piňos
Sound Design: Viera Marinová

Supporters & Broadcasters: Czech Centre Tel Aviv

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