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My Father

In a conservative provincial town, a judge passes a capital sentence on a son of an influential doctor. While handcuffed to his father, the young man is subjected to his overseeing before the execution. The father tries to convince the son that he will settle the case. However, the father’s strange and irresposnsible behaviour on the eve of the execution makes the son have great misgivings about it. A planning of the up-coming funeral is going on in the restaurant of the town: dishes and drinks are chosen to order, while the grave-diggers finish off the digging of a new grave next to the grave of the young man’s mother. On hearing the plea of the father, who had treated him as a doctor, the officer in charge of the execution agrees only to make alterations in the shooting procedure: the temple will not be the target in accord with the sentence but the distance at which the aim will be taken will be enlarged.
On his last night, handcuffed to his father, the young man suffers his greatest humiliation. Assuming that he is asleep, his father and a female judge on the jury, who are secret lovers, make love at his side.The son feels betrayed and broken.
On the morning of the execution, he finds he is alone in the bed.

Information

Year
2007
Genre
Fiction
Duration
21'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
Lithuanian

Team

Producer
Kęstutis Drazdauskas
Script
Marius Ivaškevičius
Cinematography
Bo B. Randulff
Editing
Paulius Zavadskis
Sound designer
Saulius Urbanavičius
Composer
Jonas Jurkūnas
Cast
Remigijus Vilkaitis, Tadas Gryn, Asta Preidytė
Production company
UAB "ARTBOX"

Contacts

Asta Valčiukaitė

Director's biography

Marius Ivaškevičius

Marius Ivaskevicius (b. 1973 in Moletai) is a prose writer and dramturge. He graduated from Vilnius University with a degree in Lithuanian philology.

He published his first book, a selection of novellas called Children for Sale (Kam vaiku), in 1996. He later wrote two novels, several essays, and other prose works. He made his debut as dramaturge in 1998. The play The Neighbour (Kaimynas) won the National Drama Contest and was performed at the Vilnius Youth Theatre in 2000. He was awarded the prize for best Lithuanian dramaturgical performance in Lithuanian theatres by the Ministry of Culture in 2002 for his play Malysh, which he himself directed at the Oskaras Korsunovas Theatre. His play Madagascar (Madagaskaras), published in 2004, received the prize for most artistic book in Lithuania for 2004. He also directs films and writes screenplays.

Filmography

I go (1999, documentary)
Tales of Punsk (2000, documentary)
Two on the Bridge (2004, documentary)
My Father (2007, short fiction)
Our Father (2010, short fiction)
Santa (2013, feature film)