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FATHER

Synopsis
A small town in Serbia. Nikola, day laborer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. Until he can provide adequate conditions for their upbringing, the children will be placed in foster care. Despite Nikola’s best efforts and several appeals, the head of the social services centre refuses to return his children and his situation seems hopeless. But when Nikola discovers the local administration may be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Against all odds and driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and his right to raise his children.

Drama
Serbia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia
2020
Serbian with Arabic and English subtitles
120 minutes
16+

Director: Srdan Golubović
Screenwriter: Srdan Golubović, Ognjen Sviličić
Cast: Goran Bogdan, Boris Isaković, Nada Šargin
Cinematography: Aleksandar Ilič
Editing: Petar Marković
Sound: Bruno Tarrière
Producer/s: Jelena Mitrovič, Čedomir Kolar, Alexander Ris, Marc Baschet, Danis Tanović, Boris T. Matić, Lana Matić, Danijel Hočevar, Amra Bakšić Čamo, Adis Djapo

Screening Dates

Ramallah, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Thursday 04.11 20:00
Gaza, Al Ghussein Cultural House, Thursday 04.11 19:00