Otac

Father

  • Fiction Film
  • 120’
drama
  • 2020
  • Serbia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Father is a story of a man who has his children taken away from him because of poverty. It is a story about a loser, an outcast, a humiliated man who sets off on foot from his village in the south of Serbia to the capital, from one end of the country to the other, out of protest, dignity, and despair, to make a point about himself and others, ultimately becoming a hero.

Director Srdan Golubović
Cast Goran Bogdan, Boris Isaković, Nada Šargin
Awards 14 awards
Director's statement

I wanted the film to start as a realistic drama about a bureaucratic and corrupt society, and then slowly turn into a film about a man who, through the mythic journey he embarks on as a loser and an outcast, turns into a hero. Starting as a social drama, the film becomes a fairy tale.

Credits order

Writing

screenwriter
screenwriter
script consultant

Direction

director

Production

producer
producer
producer
producer
producer
producer
producer
producer
producer
executive producer

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer
production designer

Costume design

costume designer

Make-up

key make-up artist

Sound design

sound designer
sound designer
sound mixer
sound recordist
Award
audience award
2021

Feature-length film Audience Award.

CEI Award
special achievement award
2021

The CEI Award (Central European Initiative), for the film which best interprets contemporary reality and the dialogue between cultures, (3,000 euros) goes to FATHER di Srdan Golubovic.

Živojin "Žika" Pavlović Award
best directing
2020

Režiser skozi potovanje junakov v boju za svojo družino natančno prikazuje krutost našega sveta. Intimen in družbeno posvečen, boleče realističen in poetičen film problematizira vprašanje moči posameznika v sedanjem trenutku.

Golden Antigone Award
best film
2020

Award prize of 15 000 € given by the City of Montpellier Méditerranée.

Stella Artois Most Wanted Movie Award
audience award
2020
Zlata Vrata Pule Award
audience award
2020

Highest possible score of 5.0. The award is donated by the city of Pula.

Award
jury prize
2020

Ecumenical Jury Prize.

FEDEORA Recognition Award
jury prize
2020

Jury statement (serbian): Nagrada žirija „Fedeora“ pripala je filmu „Otac“ Srdana Golubovića zbog dramatične atmosfere, odličnog rada reditelja i sjajne glumačke ekipe.

Golden Arena
best performance
2020

Minority co-production competition.

Premiere
22.02.2020 / Berlinale - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Panorama, Berlin, Germany
Alternative title
Oče (slovenian)
Father (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Serbia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Languages
serbian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
2,39:1/2,35:1
Duration and length
120 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
Dolby SRD
Screening formats
digital DCP

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