Official Selection out of Competition | 120 min | 2020

FATHER

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About the Film

In a small town in Serbia, Nikola is forced to give up his two children to social services after poverty and desperation drive his wife to commit suicide. The assessment of Nikola’s housing conditions prompts the social welfare office to decide that he is too poor to provide an adequate living environment. The reticent father then decides to lodge a complaint with the Ministry of Social Affairs in Belgrade, determined to cover the 300 kilometers to the capital on foot. It is the only way he knows how to show the authorities that he would do anything for his children.

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2020
Length 120 min
Language Serbian
Country Serbia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Film Credits

Director Srdan Golubović
Screenplay Srdan Golubović, Ognjen Sviličić
Cinematography Aleksandar Ilić
Music Mario Schneider
Editing Petar Marković
Producer Jelena Mitrović, Boris T. Matić, Lana Matić, Alexander Ris, Cedomir Kolar, Marc Baschet, Danis Tanović
Production Company Film House Bas Celik, A.S.A.P. Films, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion, Vertigo, Propeler Film, SCCA/ Pro.BA, ZDF/Arte
Sound Design
Sound Erik Mischijew, Corina Fleig, Bruno Tarrière
Cast Goran Bogdan, Boris Isaković, Nada Šargin, Milica Janevski

Film Contacts

Directed by: Srdan Golubović

Born in Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia) in 1972, Srdan Golubović studied theater and made several short films. He then co-founded the Baš Čelik production company with other young filmmakers. In 2001, Golubović made his debut feature film, Absolute Hundred, which earned a number of awards at several international film festivals. His films The Trap (2007) and Circles (2013) both screened at the Berlinale. Golubović also lectures on film and television directing at the University of Arts in Belgrade.