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5 PICTURES OF A FATHER  //  5 Fortaellinger om en far (Orig.)

DIR: Nadia Josefine El Said
2010 / Denmark / 22 min

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On a frozen field a child tells about a felt-tip man with a beard and a bit of hair on his head. A musician lives a life without music. A prison officer collects model trains and longs for the open oceans. A Soviet cosmonaut sits in his space capsule in eternal orbit. And a guardian angel dances in the sky.

In a sequence of tales 5 girls and women present their pictures of a father. The notions of absence and presence, longing and dreams tie the five stories together. Through staged tableaux, drawings, graphics and archive material the stories emerge.

Nadia Josefine El Said is graduated animation director from The National Filmschool of Denmark.


Director Nadia Josefine El Said
Dir. of Photography Linda Wassberg
Editing Henrik Vincent Thiesen
Music Johan Hägglund
Sound Nicolai Linck
Duration 22 min
Year 2010
Country Denmark
Colour Colour
Tags family, portrait, relationships
Production Anna Maria Kantarius
Anna Maria Kantarius
Country:  Denmark

Distribution Upfront Films
Upfront Films
Address:  Baldersgade 6
City:  DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Country:  Denmark
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Phone:  +45 888 10 788


5 Pictures of a ...

5 Pictures of a father – selected for following festivals:

DOCSDF, Mexico, September-October 2011
Vancouver Intl Film Festival, Canada, September – October 2011
DMZ DOCS-DMZ, Korea, September 2011
Odense International Film Festival, Denmark, August 2011
Sheffield, England, June 2011
SilverDocs, US, June 2011
HotDocs, Canada, April-May 2011
Visions du Réel, Switzerland, April 2011
CPH:DOX, Denmark, November 2011 – World premiere

List updated 27th of July 2011



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