A Letter to My Dad

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  • 2012
  • 72'
  • DCP
  • color
  • drama
  • debut feature
  • Orig. Title: Pismo ćaći

A Letter to My Dad is a film that is best described as a drama-documentary hybrid. It is based on real events but is structured like a live-action feature film. The central theme is the relationship between a particular father and son, or more precisely, their communication issues. The characters are Mate (70) and his son Milivoj (44). The film has three distinct sections: an intimate confession from the son, a portrait of the father and a confrontation between the father and son.

Director
Damir Čučić
Screenplay
Damir Čučić
Cinematography
Boris Poljak
Editing
Damir Čučić, Hrvoje Mršić
Sound Design
Martin Semenčić
Cast
Milivoj Beader, Mate Gulin
Producer
Vera Robić-Škarica
Production
Hrvatski filmski savez (HFS)

Damir Čučić (1972) has directed more than 20 documentaries, 12 experimental films and two short films. He is the winner of 17 national and international film awards and his films have been shown at over 130 festivals in 40 countries on almost every continent. In 1999 he also became involved in film education and he teaches at many documentary and experimental film workshops. He is the founder of Mikrokino, a chain of movie theatres reserved for short film screenings.

Selected Filmography – Damir Čučić (1972)

  • A Letter to My Dad (2012) – feature film
  • City Killer (2007) – documentary short
  • La petite mort (2006) – experimental short
  • La Strada (2004) – experimental short
  • Forgotten (2002) – documentary short
  • Creatures From the Pictures (1999) – documentary short

Croatian film catalogue