Srdjan Keca’s film is an intimate insight into his own family, an exploration of the past and a way to deal with his father's death, while it is also a struggle to understand both him and his story during the Balkan war. The film is unique also because it unveils recent history of the region - history hidden well from the rest of the world and still an enigma, or taboo to many people.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, organized by the Center for Documentary Studies, is annual international film event dedicated to non-fiction cinema, presenting more than hundred documentaries at the upcoming edition. Apart from the New Docs section and the thematic programme dedicated to family affairs topics, the festival will honour the work of Stanley Nelson, an American director known for examining the history and experiences of African Americans.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, USA
April 12 – 15, 2012
Pismo tati , Serbia, United Kingdom, 2011, 48 min, Digi Beta, HD, Creative, Personal View, Portrait, Society
"Hey Dad, you died suddenly." The filmmaker, trying to make sense of the way his father chose to die, opens several boxes, all that is left behind. The forgotten photos, letters and home videos take the film back to the 1970s Yugoslavia, when his parents became lovers. But the journey through the years, to family members, lost friends and places, reveals the lingering horrors of the recent Balkan wars still tearing people and families apart. A film that, in the most immediate way, questions the individual responsibility of ordinary people caught in the winds of war.
East Silver 2011 / East Silver Caravan 2012 / Silver Eye nominee 2011