Searching for Lost Fathers Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 8:15 pm

These films explore the place and identity of the absent father through various filmmaking styles, leaving in their wake wisps of hope, longing and nostalgia for the men who helped bring us into the world.

Documentary Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Bis ans andere Ende der Welt (To the Other End of the World)

Risa Madoerin

28

Video

(English & German w/E.S.)
As she unravels the story behind the torn marriage between her mother, a Korean pop singer in the 1970s and her father, a married Japanese man at the time, a filmmaker leaves Switzerland in order to meet her father for the first time.


Experimental

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Tokyo Equinox

Yuri Makino

11

Video

A filmmaker and her sister travel to Japan to reunite with the father they have not seen in many years in this experimental documentary.

 

Narrative Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Mekong Interior

Vanessa Ly

33

16mm

(French w/E.S.)
On a trip to Cambodia, a French Cambodian man tries to come to terms with his absent father as he faces a troubled relationship with his girlfriend.

 

Venue Information

Goethe-Institut
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
http://www.goethe.de/uk/was/enindex.htm

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