Cinema Releases - Father
In a small town in Serbia, Nikola, a day labourer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. Until he can provide adequate conditions for their upbringing, the children will be placed in foster care. Despite Nikola's best efforts and several appeals, the head of the social services centre refuses to return his children and his situation seems hopeless. But when Nikola discovers that the local administration may be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Against all odds and driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and the right to raise his children.
120 min/Serbia/France/Germany/Croatia/Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/ Serbian with English subtitles/2020/Cert tbc
World Premiere and Winner of the Panorama Audience Award – Berlin International Film Festival