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The Father Tapes
When Albert Meisl finds out that his father might not survive the summer, he begins to bring a camera along on his visits to his parent’s house. Without making any aesthetic claim, he documents a caregiving routine marked by patience and benevolence. In the form of observation, Vaterfilm poses the question of how to face the suffering of a loved one. And with that, is more than is promised in the title: a family film, namely, and a moving testament of love until the very end.
February 23, 2020Karlovy Vary 2015 (IFF)
Crystal Closing at Karlovy Vary
Grief turns into joy for both Austrian competition entries awarded at the closing ceremony of the 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Peter Brunner’s poetic essay on loss and mourning Those Who Fall Have Wings wins the Special Jury Prize, Albert Meisl’s The Father Tapes documenting care and company of his terminally ill father receives the Special Jury Mention.