Austrian premiere of the modern heroic epic by Serbian director Srdan Golubović. We also invited the main actor of the movie Goran Bogdan who is doing an outstanding performance in his role as the desperate father. Should the director and/or the actor not be able to come due to travel restrictions, the film talk will be done via live-streaming directly in the cinema hall.
FATHER // OTAC
Srdan Golubović, SRB/F/D/HR/SLO/BiH 2020
120 Min, Originalversion (Serbisch) mit deutschen und englischen Untertiteln
A small town in Serbia. Nikola, day laborer and father, is ordered to give up his two children to social services after poverty and hunger has driven 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.
FATHER is inspired by an actual event and an actual man.
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT –Srdan Golubović
Then I thought about the hero and decided to make a film about a man driven by an instinct within, rather than by rational thinking, towards a profoundly personal and righteous path. He doesn’t know exactly what he’s doing, but his intuition is guiding him in an unknown direction, and he, only listening to himself and his inner being, follows his path of humanity and purity.“