BERLIN: Father, a coproduction between Serbia, France, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina directed by Srdan Golubović has been selected for the Panorama section of the 70th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (20 February-1 March 2020). Other minority coproductions from FNE partner countries are also in Panorama, as well as in Berlinale Special.
Father is a story of a man who sees his children taken away because of poverty, a story of a humiliated man who, through his journey from his village in the south of Serbia to the capital city, out of protest, dignity and desperation, becomes a hero.
Srdan Golubović co-wrote the script together with Ognjen Sviličić. The film is lensed by Golubović’s constant collaborator Aleksandar Ilić. The cast is led by Goran Bogdan, Boris Isaković, Nada Šargin, Milica Janevski, Vahid Džanković, Jovo Maksić, Nikola Rakočević and Ljubomir Bandović.
New Films From FNE Partner Countries Announced for Berlinale’s Selection:
Father/ Otac (Serbia, France, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina) World premiereDirected by Srdan GolubovićProduced by Baš ČelikCoproduced by Propeler Film, Vertigo, SCCA/Pro.Ba Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Slovenian Film Center, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Film Fund, France’s CNC - Cinéma du Monde, Germany’s MDM Fund, ZDF Arte, Eurimages and the MEDIA Creative Europe
Mare (Switzerland, Croatia) World premiereDirected by Andrea ŠtakaProduced by Okofilm ProductionsCoproduced by Dinaridi Film, ZDF Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, ARTE, SRF Schweizer Radio und FernsehenSupported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages
Pari (Greece, France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria) World premiere / Debut filmDirected by Siamak Etemadi
Berlinale Special at Haus der Berliner Festspiele:
Numbers/ Nomera (Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, France)Directed by Oleg Sentsov in collaboration with Akhtem SeitablaievProduced by 435 FilmsCoproduced by Apple FilmSupported by the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture, the Polish Film Institute