Dad You've Never Had

Poland / 2020 / documentary / 29' / Short Film Competition / National Competition

Dominika visits her father, whom she has not seen for many years and knows only from letters. Many years ago, conflicted with her mother, he actually renounced his own child. How does he asses his decision now? Can time heal wounds? These few days that they will spend together in his flat cleaning and sorting out memories will not be enough to change anything in their uneasy relationship. The conversations will be difficult and full of emotions. Will the daughter finally manage to ask the most important question?

directed by
Dominika ŁapkaQ&A guest

Graduate of Scriptwriting at the Film School in Łódź, the Script Programme and the Development Lab at the Wajda School and Film Studies at the Jagiellonian University. Her debuting short film "Lila" has been screened and awarded at many international festivals (including the Outstanding selection Award at the Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taiwan and the A. Dolata Award for the best film debut in Ann Arbor FF in the USA). "Dad You 've Never Had" is her first documentary.

cinematography
Weronika Bilska
script
Dominika Łapka
music
Tomasz Gąssowski
sound
Krzysztof Ridan
editing
Wojciech Jagiełło
production
Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association), (Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe), Karolina Galuba (Furia Film), Lech Mikulski (Studio Obrazu)
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Dad You've Never Had
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