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Scenes with My Father


In "Scenes with My Father", filmmaker Biserka Šuran, takes her father on a trip down memory lane in which she revives scenes from their country of birth, former Yugoslavia. Memories are reflected in cinematic decor sets in which they converse about nationality, identity, love, dreams and regrets. Love letters, archive material and anecdotes from family members give the audience an insight into the trials and tribulations the family experienced when they were forced to leave their home country. This symbolic road-trip therapeutically heals wounds from the past as the director and daughter Biserka creates space to relate to her father’s experience and inevitable choices. The result is an inspiring conversation that many viewers might like to have with a parent.

Biserka Šuran (Koper, Yugoslavia, 1989) is a Dutch-Croatian film director, living and working in Amsterdam. In 2015 she graduated as a documentary director from the Netherlands Film Academy with the short "Allez, Viens!". In 2018 she started developing "Scenes with My Father"...
Festivals where it was shown:
  • 2023. - Trieste film festival (documentary competition) (Trieste, IT)
  • 2023. - ZagrebDox (regional competition) (Zagreb, HR)
  • 2023. - Underhill Fest (regional selection) (Podgorica, ME)
Awards and recongitions
  • Trieste film festival 2023 - Best documentary
  • ZagrebDox 2023 - special mention in regional competition
  • ZagrebDox 2023 - Small Stamp for best film by an author under 35 years of age