BABA(2020)

Directed by Sarah Blok & Lisa Konno

Ceylan Utlu moved from Turkey to The Netherlands forty years ago to provide his left-wing ideology with western knowledge. After having had the education he wanted, he would go back to make himself useful to his own country. His half-Turkish half-Dutch daughter wonders why things didn’t go the way her dad planned it and asks him about immigration, integration, relationships, and loneliness.

 

Experimental documentary short | 00:14:02 | Documentary/Fashion Film | Themes: Immigration, Fashion, Family | 1.85:1 | The Netherlands | Spoken language: Dutch, Turkish | Subtitles: English, Dutch | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt

 

Festival Selections:

  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, Voices Program, 2020, The Netherlands.
  • 49th Kyiv International Short Film Festival ‘Molodist’, short film program, 2020, Ukraine.
  • Leiden Shorts 2020, short film competition, The Netherlands 🏆
  • Into The Great Wide Open 2020, film program, The Netherlands.
  • Imagine Science Film Festival 2020, shorts competition, US.
  • Izmir international short film festival 2020, panorama section, Turkey.
  • Aesthetica International short film festival 2020, fashion competition, U.K.
  • Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2021, international competition, France.
  • Vers Awards, 6-8 August 2021, LAB111, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival 2021, Dutch Focus Program, 30 September – 10 October 2021, Iceland.
  • PLONS! International Short Documentary Festival, Dutch competition, 8-9 October 2021, the Netherlands
  • Terra da Film Festival 2021, international competition, 29 July – 1 August 2021, Italy
  • Flying Film Festival 2021, short documentary competition, December 2021 – January 2022, the Air
  • Festival of Tolerance 2021 – JFF Zagreb, shorts program, 1 – 10 July 2021, Croatia
  • Milwaukee Film Festival 2021, short film competition, 6-20 may 2021, USA
  • Lille international short film festival 2021, international competition, 17-26 September 2021, France.

AWARDS:

  • Best Dutch Short, Leiden Shorts 2020, The Netherlands.
  • Best Fashion Short, Aesthetica International Short Film Festival 2020, U.K.

Producer:

[boondocs]

Length:

14 min

Date: