5 fortællinger om en far

Nadia El Said, Denmark, 2010

21 min.DK/Documentary

On a frozen field a child tells about a felt-tip man with a beard and a bit of hair on his head. A musician lives a life without music. A prison officer collects model trains and longs for the open oceans. A Soviet cosmonaut sits in his space capsule in eternal orbit. And a guardian angel dances in the sky.

In a sequence of tales 5 girls and women present their pictures of a father. The notions of absence and presence, longing and dreams tie the five stories together. Through staged tableaux, drawings, graphics and archive material the stories emerge.

Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title 5 fortællinger om en far
Danish title 5 fortællinger om en far
Keywords Fathers
Director Nadia El Said
Screenplay Nadia El Said
Producer Anna-Maria Kantarius
Director of Photography Linda Wassberg
Editor Henrik Vincent Thiesen
Sound Nicolai Linck
Composer Johan Hägglund
Production country Denmark
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Technical info color
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Upfront Films


Direction Nadia El Said


Script Nadia El Said


Producer Anna-Maria Kantarius
Production manager Annette Frederiksen


Cinematography Linda Wassberg

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Noah Lynnerup


Editing Henrik Vincent Thiesen


Music Johan Hägglund


Sound Nicolai Linck


Animation Stine Illum

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Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2013-03-15
Dokufest Prizren 2011-07-23
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2011-06-20
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011-06-08
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2011-04-28
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2011-04-07
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