Me and My Father

Ja i mój tata, 2017, 30 min.

Me and My Father (2017)
Awards

2018
Huesca International Film Festival, Spain
Audience Award 

2017
Heartland Film Festival, USA
Audience Choice Award 

Lubuskie Film Summer, Poland
Best Short Film 

Production
Director Alek Pietrzak
Screenplay Alek Pietrzak, Mateusz Pastewka
Cinematography Mateusz Pastewka
Art Director Karolina Kosicka
Producer Ewa Jastrzebska, Jerzy Kapuscinski, Aneta Hickinbotham, Leszek Bodzak

Cast

Edward Krzysztof Kowalewski
Dawid Lukasz Simlat
Sylwia Agnieszka Zulewska
Story

Edward – Dawid’s father, as a Master Mariner was able to see his son only few days every year. Now Dawid has his own family and he decides to take care of his father who has Alzheimer’s. Even though there is time now for them both to improve their relationship the illness makes it impossible. Every day Edward has less and less memories that are so valuable for Dawid to fill the gaps from his past. How much of his present life will Dawid be able to sacrifice to gain from his father’s past and spend the last moments with him and his vanishing consciousness?