Pismo Ćaći

A Letter To My Father

 
Ein Vater und sein Sohn reflektieren die über die Jahre angehäuften Probleme in ihrer Beziehung. Der Sohn kann sich nicht von der Angst lösen, ein Abbild seines Vaters zu sein, und sieht in dessen Leben eine Projektion seiner eigenen Zukunft. Um sich selbst zu beweisen, dass er ein besserer Mensch als sein Vater ist, beschließt er ein Amateurvideo zu machen, um diesen zu kompromittieren. Der Vater wiederum verteidigt sich in der Videobotschaft seines Sohnes, zeigt seine guten Taten für Nachbarschaft und Freunde auf und erzählt von den familiären Problemen in der Vergangenheit.

A LETTER TO MY FATHER deals with the relationship of a father and son, questioning years and layers of communication problems. Namely, the son (Milivoj, 44) cannot get rid of the fear that he is his father's (Mate, 70) faithful copy and that his father's life is a projection of his future. Desire to prove himself superior drives the son to make an amateur video compromising his father and proving that he is a much better person than his father. The father starts defending himself against the accusations presented in the son's video letter, justifying his acts to the surrounding, neighbors, friends, etc. The Father retells their family problems and his view of the son's video letter to the community he lives in.

Director's Biography
DAMIR ČUČIĆ, born 1972, has directed more than 20 documentaries, 12 experimental films and two short films. He is the winner of 17 national and international film awards and his films have been shown at over 130 festivals in 40 countries on almost every continent. He is the founder of Mikrokino, a chain of movie theaters reserved for short film screenings. PISMO ĆAĆI (A Letter To My Father, 2012, doc) is Damir Čučić's first feature film, and was screened at Pula Film Festival 2012 in Croatia where it won several awards, among others the Breza Award for Best Debut.
Specials 2013
Damir Čučić
Kroatien 2012
color
72 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Damir Čučić
Kamera Boris Poljak
Schnitt Hrvoje Mršić, Damir Čučić
Ton/Sounddesign Vedran Mažuranić, Martin Semenčić
Mit Milivoj Beader, Mate Gulin
Produktion
Croatian Film Association Tuškanac 1 10000 Zagreb Croatia T +385 1 48 48 764 vera@hfs.hr www.hfs.hr