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Forgetting Dad

DIR: Rick Minnich, Matt Sweetwood
2008 / Germany / 84 min

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One week after a seemingly harmless car accident, a 45-year-old man suffers total amnesia. Christening himself the “New Richard,” he embarks upon a new life with a new wife far away from his family. Sixteen years later, his oldest son returns with a camera to investigate why his father’s memory never returned.

About

Director Rick Minnich, Matt Sweetwood
Screenplay Rick Minnich, Matt Sweetwood
Dir. of Photography Axel Schneppat
Editing Rick Minnich, Matt Sweetwood
Music
Sound Raimund von Scheibner
Duration 84 min
Year 2008
Country Germany
Colour Colour
Tags family, memory, private, relationships
Production Rick Minnich
Rick Minnich
Country:  Germany

Distribution Rick Minnich
Rick Minnich
Country:  Germany

Festivals

International Documentary Film Festival ...

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA: Special Jury Award, Joris Ivens Competition 2008


GZDOC – Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize, China, 10 December 2009


Highest Rating of German Film Assessment Center FBW


Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award: Honorable Mention, Berlin, Germany, April 2009


Ippokrates 1st International Health Film Festival: 2nd Audience Award, Kos, Greece, September 2009


William Dieterle Filmpreis: (Special Prize) Ludwigshafen, Germany, 23 October 2009


Dallas Video Fest: Honorable Mention, Dallas, Texas, 23-26 September 2010


Shortlisted for Lola German Film Prize, 2011


Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival - Official Selection


True/ False Film Festival - Official Selection


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Official Selection

Awards

Special Jury Award – IDFA ...

Special Jury Award – IDFA; Honorable Mention – Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award; 2nd audience award – Ippokratis 1st International Health Film Festival (Kos, Greece); William Dieterle Filmpreis (Special Prize) Germany: Grand Jury Prize – GZDOC Guangzhou, China; Honorable Mention – Dallas Video Fest (USA); Short list – German Film Prize (‘Lola’ – Oscar equivalent)



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