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Father

Tėvas
Director: Marat Sargsyan

Lithuania, Documentary, 2012, 60 min, lithuanian with english subtitles, V

Vidas Zenonas Antonovas stole around a million rubles from the state’s institutions and has been recorded in the book of the most interesting criminals of Soviet Union. Together with his accomplices he hijacked a plane with passengers in order to split for Africa. 20 years of his time he did in 15 different prisons. Now he is 71 and has a big family – 10 children, 2 grandchildren and a newborn son. “Of course, twenty years in prison and the criminal activity I was involved in have changed my essence. But I felt I still have enough strength and chances to create a family that my father and grandfather spoke of.” - Vidas Zenonas Antonovas

Awards:
2013 – Best Film Award at 53rd Krakow International Film Festival, medium lengh film competition (PL).
2013 – The Award of the  Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC) to Linas Dabriška for the best cinematography at 53rd Krakow International Film Festival (PL).
2013 – Best Film Award at Visions du Reel International film festival, medium lengh film competition (CH).

About the director:

Marat Sargsyan was born in Kirovakan, Armenia in 1978. Already at the age of 13 he started to work in local television as editor and director of photography. In 1994 he moved with his family to Lithuania, where he continued his work with different TV projects, also made more than ten award wining music videos and in 2005 entered Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, where he got Master Degree in TV and Film Directing in 2011.
 

Section: Identity

Screenplay: Marat Sargsyan

Dir. of Photography: Linas Dabriška