Love, Dad

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Not ashamed you were in prison, ashamed of our relationship now.

A short film about ties and gaps between a child and a parent. Through the film, Diana, the author rediscovers how the connection between herself and her dad fell silent.
Dad used to write to her letters of love from prison. Now, 15 years later Diana answers them. She still blames him for the family ́s break-up but also tries to understand.

Director’s statement
Love, Dad is an animated documentary about losing the connection with my father and me trying to win it back. In the past, me and my dad were separated by
prison bars, these days we are separated again – this time emotionally. When I read his old letters to me, I realize how distant we have become since then. I am sorry for the distance, so I try to understand his deeds better and open up again.
The film is built around a voice-over presenting our letters. The image plays with the material of the letters and those „tie-gap“ symbolic.
 Through this film I am rediscovering my dad‘s love for me. Making the film is an inner process – my words to him and the picture of the film mould each other back and forth.
Letters connect the whole film visually and conceptually. We use a combination of several animation techniques and live-action to enhance the authenticity of my personal story.


Diana Cam Van Nguyen

Karolina Davidova

Country of production

Czech Republic

Target audience

young people 12+

Animation Technique

Collage, rotoscoping, live-action, cut-out

Production company


Co-production company

Nutprodukcia (SK)

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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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