// Your online documentary cinema //

10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You



- 9.4.2012 9:00 -

Father and Daddy

Boogie woogie daddy

Jarl Bäfving, a successful manager of an industrial company and an enthusiastic amateur photographer, had two different men in him, according to his younger son. One of them was the sombre, withdrawn Father who was never at home; on weekends and family holidays, he would become the smiling boogie-woogie Daddy. The latter would sing, play the piano and make everybody laugh. When Erik was fifteen, the gloomy Father, who would already smell of alcohol by then, opened the window in his luxurious office on the highest floor and jumped out. He took Erik’s beloved Daddy with him. They were gone, both of them, and their place in the lives of teenage Erik and his siblings became abandoned and terribly empty.
Swedish editor and documentarist Erik Bäfving has returned to the painful moment of his adolescence twice already. First in 2002 in his film Boogie Woogie Daddy, 9 years later in his film Inbetweener; both times in the form of reconstructing the past by means of photographs from the rich family archive left behind by Jarl Bäfving instead of a good-bye letter. While the former film deals primarily with the character of the father (i.e. fathers), in the latter, the director immerses into his own personality, both past and present. Describing his thoughts and feelings, he critically reflects on the unlucky way in which he had tried to cope with the disappearance of his father from his life. With the shift of the theme, the variety of the means of expression is enriched as well. Photographs from the family album are supplemented by Bäfving’s drawings (very well done by the way) which make the intense film experience even more powerful and convincing.

Recommend this news item



News

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

Read an exclusive interview with Polish filmmaker Słavomir Batyra, director of THE GREAT THEATRE. He will guide you through the recesses of his short film just like his film guides the viewers through the recesses of the largest opera house in the world. Would you like some opera tickets or rather cinema ones? What about taking both?

Read more…

- 20.4.2016 -

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

The My Street Films competition, which invites the public to make their own short films from their surroundings, launches its third edition in the streets of Central Europe. The project originally comes from London where it mapped the city on the Thames through film stories about the streets and their inhabitants. In collaboration with DAFilms.com, the film map has expanded to the Czech Republic and from there to Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.

Read more…

- 13.4.2016 -

"To Present a Plurality of Visions of Reality": Interview with Luciano Barisone

"To Present a Plurality of Visions of Reality": Interview with Luciano Barisone

The 47th edition of the film festival Visions du Réel is just about to start in three weeks. The festival is also the first member of the Doc Alliance film festival platform that is going to present its film programme and thus set a high standard in terms of seeking for original artistic expressions and strong social issues. In the following two weeks, from March 21 to April 4, DAFilms.com is hosting an online film event which presents the most interesting and successful documentaries of the last festival edition.

Read more…

- 18.3.2016 -

More news…