"My Father's Film" is my first film. The one my father always dreamt I would make. And perhaps, that’s the issue. One day he bought a video camera and started filming himself daily. His goal was to offer me this autobiographical footage in order for me to make my first film. The diary of a lonely widower, living with my adopted brother and sister on the family property «La Belle Poule».
Before he dies, he would like to accomplish three things. To make my older brother Oskar autonomous, to reconcile with my sister Iwa, and to build a house in the garden so that I can come back and live with them. And me, in the middle of it all, making a film as an inevitable step to move on from my youth.
This is a film about a peculiar family. A father that wants his son to make a film about him, but is it just a way of giving his son a purpose of life? Or a way of giving himself something to do? A film about family relations, relations marked by love, but where this love does not always take the form we are expecting.
World Premiere and Special Jury Award at the festival Visions du Réel, Switzerland.