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Love, Dad

    Love, Dad / Milý tati

    Czech Republic-Slovakia, 12', 2021

    age recommendation: 9+

    A short film about ties and gaps between a child and a parent. The author rediscovers letters her dad used to write her from prison. That love seems to be gone now. She decides to write back in hope to find the connection again. She puts in writing what could not be said: blaming him for family´s break-up but also trying to understand.

    Diana Cam Van Nguyen

    She is a Czech Vietnamese director born in 1993 and now based in Prague. She did internships in Birmingham and Lyon and participated as artist in residence in Vienna MuseumQuartier. Her bachelor film "The Little One" (2017) won several awards at festivals and competed for ECFA Doc Award at Berlinale 2019. Her next short film "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 master programme at FAMU in Prague. In her works she focuses on personal topics through the means of animated documentary.


    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Diana Cam Van Nguyen
    • screenplay: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Lukáš Janičík
    • cinematography: Kryštof Melka, Matěj Piňos
    • editing: Lukáš Janičík
    • music: Viera Marinová
    • sound: Viera Marinová
    • cast: Linh Duong, Hong Nhung The Thi, Hoai Trung Le
    • producer: Diana Cam Van Nguyen
    • production company: 13ka
    • original language: Czech

    Filmography

    • Apart (2018)
    • The Little One (2017)
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