Father

Direction
Year 
2012
Country
  • Lithuania
Runtime
60min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Vidas Zenonas Antonovas has been recorded in the book of the most interesting criminals of Soviet Union. He stole around a million rubles from the state's institutions. Together with his accomplices, he hijacked a plane with passengers in order to split for Africa. He has been nicknamed "The Father of Mafia". 20 years of his time he did in 15 different prisons. Now he is 71 and has a big family - 10 children, 2 grandchildren and a newborn son. It is a documentary about the values of an ex-con, about a man challenging time and destiny, about the drives of an insatiable lust for life. It is a love story of one family. There are neither romantic moments nor miraculous changes. But there is a strong potential to change our understanding about what a happy and loving family is or could be.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Tevas
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Linas Dabriška
  • Editing
    Jan De Coster, Marat Sargsyan
  • Sound
    Kostas Radlinskas
  • Runtime
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • Lithuania
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Reel International Film Festival
    • Zagreb International Film Festival (HR)
    • International Film Festival Manaki Brothers (MK)
    • Palic European Film Festival (RS)
    • International Film Festival "Golden Apricot" (AM)
    • Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris" (LT)
    • European Film Forum "Scanorama" (LT)
    • Krakow International Film Festival (PL)
  • Awards
    • Best Film Award at Visions du Reel International Film Festival,
    • Best Film Award at 53rd Krakow International Film Festival
    • The Award of the Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC) to Linas Dabriška for the best cinematography at 53rd Krakow International Film Festival
    • The 3rd Prize of the Baltic Sea Film competition at Vilnius International Documentary Film Festival
    • The 3rd place at 42nd "Lubuskie Lato Filmowe" International film festival of Eastern and Central European Cinema

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