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Love, Dad / Con amore, papà

Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Czech Republic | 2021 | 12’42 v.o. sott. ENG/ITA

A short film about ties and gaps between a child and a parent. The author rediscovers love letters her dad used to write her from prison. That love seems to be gone now. She decides to write back in hope to find the connection again. She puts in writing what could not be said: blaming him for family´s break-up but also trying to understand.

Direction: Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Animation: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Barbora Halířová, David Štumpf & Vojtěch Domlátil
Script: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Lukáš Janičík 
DOP: Kryštof Melka, Matěj Piňos
Castings: Linh Duong, Hong Nhung The Thi, Hoai Trung Le
Image: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Darjan Hardi 
Special effects: David Štumpf
Editing: Lukáš Janičík
Sound Design, Mix, Music: Viera Marinová
Distribution: Miyu Distribution

Diana Cam Van Nguyen

Diana Cam Van Nguyen is a Czech-Vietnamese director based in Prague, Czech Republic. Her short films have been selected at festivals like Locarno IFF, Toronto, Rotterdam or IDFA. Apart (2018) was a finalist in BAFTA Student Film Award 2019. Her latest short Love, Dad (2021) won BFI Short Film Award, Clermont-Ferrand Connexion Award and got a TIFF Special mention. It has been awarded at the Academy Qualifying festivals as AFI Fest, Flickerfest, SIFF and Krakow. Diana graduates from FAMU. In her works she focuses on personal topics through the means of animated documentary, currently developing a live-action short.