Love, Dad

Czech Republic, Slovakia2021animated13'Międzynarodowy konkurs filmów krótkometrażowych (2022)Short Matters! Krótkie filmy roku (2023)

After 15 years, Diana finds the letters her father used to send her. Will what she is going to read now mend her relationship with her dad? Will she forgive him for leaving their family? This story brings back childhood memories: carefree holidays and fun at the funfair to the rhythm of disco music, but also sadness and suffering. The author uses a collage of old letters, archival films and photographs as well as children’s drawings and cut-outs to recreate the past. Apart from the story of a Czech-Vietnamese family, this documentary animation touches upon the problem of socio-cultural differences. EFA nominee at the Krakow Film Festival

directed by
Diana Cam Van Nguyen, portret reżysera
Diana Cam Van Nguyen

Diana is a Czech-Vietnamese director based in Prague. She participated as artist in residence in Vienna MuseumQuartier. Her bachelor film Malá / The Little One (2017) won several awards at festivals and competed for ECFA Doc Award at Berlinale 2019. Her next short film Spolu sami / Apart (2018) internationally premiered at IFF Rotterdam 2019 in the section Voices shorts, competed at Annecy, BFI London Film Festival and was a finalist for BAFTA Student Film Award 2019. Her current short Love, Dad (2021) premieres in Locarno Film Festival in Pardi di domani section.

Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Darjan Hardi
Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Lukáš Janičík
animated by
Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Barbora Halířová, David Štumpf, Vojtěch Domlátil
Viera Marinová
Viera Marinová
Lukáš Janičík
(13ka), (Famu), (nutprodukcia)
Kadr z filmu Love, Dad