PRODUCTION: Vlado Škafar's Father in postproduction

By Matevz Rudolf

    Following the completion of 12 shooting days during autumn, Slovenian director Vlado Škafar's debut feature film Father has moved into the postproduction phase.

    {mosimage} Škafar, who wrote the lyrical and touching script, stated, "The film is about a father and son in his early teenage years who spend one Sunday in nature. They haven't had many contacts in life, and even those few ones were not nice. In nature, where time runs in all directions, they fall in love. But Monday is a new day ..."

    Škafar is one of the founders of Slovenian Cinémathèque and was its programme department director form 1994 to 1999. In 2004 he co-founded the Isola Cinema festival (www.isolacinema.org/en). Father could be seen as a sequel to his latest psychological full length-documentary film Letter to a Child (international premiere at Rotterdam 2009), which presents intimate conversations with strangers to penetrate the deepest experiences in life.

    {mosimage} Father is low budget film (€650,000) with a small film crew and cast of two non-professional actors (Milivoj Roš, Sandi Šalomon) who went through six months of rehearsals with the director. The production company is Gustavfilm (www.gustavfilm.si). Producer Frenk Celarc received € 125,000 from the Slovenian Film Fund (www.film-sklad.si ) There are eleven minor co-producers, including the production company 100 and the Municipality of Dobrovnik, where film was shoot. The film will be finished in early 2010.

    Production Credits:

    Production Company: Gustav Film (www.gustavfilm.si)

    Co-production Company: 100 (www.100doo.si), Municipality Dobrovnik (www.dobrovnik.si)

    Co-funding: Slovenian Film Fund (www.film-sklad.si)

    Director: Vlado Škafar

    Screenwriter: Vlado Škafar

    Producer: Frenk Celarc

    Director of Photography: Marko Brdar

    Cast: Milivoj Roš and Sandi Šalomon