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Synopsis

Sixty-year old Jindřich is waiting for a heart transplant. His wife, in an effort to protect him from a heart attack, has moved with him and their teenage daughter to their cottage in the countryside, so that he would have an absolutely peaceful life. But their son David comes for a holiday and he is not alone. He would like to discuss his life situation with his father but his mother intervenes as she is afraid that it would upset his father. Is, however, the worry about his health the real reason why she is making her children lie to their father?

All-star cast:
Father: Antonín Procházka
Mother: Alena Mihulová
David: Jakub Krejča
Adam: Jiří Vojta
Veronika: Eliška Macková

Film crew:
Script writer, editor and director: Roman Němec
Director of photography: Karel Pobříslo
Sound engineer: Martin Jiránek
Original music composer: Tomáš Oliva
Make-up artist: Rini Leman
Executive production: Leona Hrnková, Martina Seidlová

Awards

Milledgeville Film Festival Georgia Best International Film


Milledgeville Film Festival
Georgia, USA
Best International Film

Connecticut LGBT Film Festival Best Short Film


Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
Connecticut, USA
Best Short Film

Korea Queer Film Festival


Korea Queer Film Festival
Seoul, Republic of Korea
KQFF Choice Award

Depth of Field Delaware Winner


Depth of Field
Delaware, USA
Award of Excellence: Cinematography
Award of Outstanding Excellence: Cast Ensemble
Award of Excellence: Direction

Southern Shorts Awards Winner


Southern Shorts Awards
Georgia, USA
Winner in the Category Drama - Winter 2017
Award of Excellence: Cinematography
Award of Merit: Jiri Vojta (acting)
Award of Merit: Jakub Krejca (acting)
Award of Merit: Roman Nemec (directing)

Top Shorts Winner


Top Shorts
California, USA
Best LGBTQ Film of the Year
Audience Award Choice: LGBTQ Film
Nomination: Best Actor of the Year (Jakub Krejca)

Global Shorts Winner


Global Shorts Los Angeles
California, USA
Winner
Award of Merit

Southern Shorts Awards Winner


Best Shorts Competition
California, USA
Winner
Award of Merit Special Mention

Hollywood Screenings Film Festival


Hollywood Screenings Film Festival
California, USA
Semi-Finalist

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Official Selection


Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs
LGBTQ Film Festival

California, USA
Official Selection

North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Official Selection


North Carolina
Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

North Carolina, USA
Official Selection

Out On Film,<br>Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival Official Selection


Out On Film
Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival

Georgia, USA
Official Selection

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival Official Selection


Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival
Indiana, USA
Official Selection

Pride Film Festival Chicago


Pride Film Festival Chicago
Illinois, USA
Official Selection

qFLIX Philadelphia Official Selection


qFLIX Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, USA
Official Selection

Short to the Point Bukurešť Official Selection


Short to the Point
Bucharest, Romania
Official Selection

Barcelona Planet Film Festival


Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona, Spain
Official Selection

Pride Pictures - Queer Film Festival Official Selection


Pride Pictures - Queer Film Festival
Karlsruhe, Germany
Official Selection

Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Official Selection


Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Hong Kong
Official Selection




"I thought the film was beautiful and the subtext about morality and love regardless of sexuality was spot on."
-Southern Shorts Awards Judge

"A beautiful setting with beautiful characters can only turn into a beautiful story. The funny and lighthearted beginning sets a tone that doesn’t die off, even when such serious topics get touched during the piece. Personal freedom and love are beautiful things to fight for."
-Largo Film Awards Judge

"About a Father is a funny and touching story of a father waiting for a heart transplant who welcomes the opportunity to get to know his son and his ‘roommate’ before it’s too late."
-Press Release of Connecticut LGBT Film Festival

"The film was very funny, I enjoyed how Adam stumbles around the house, naked, making a bigger mess when cleaning up his original mess. But I particularly enjoyed the father character, a man who knows that he may be dying, but would rather enjoy life and do so than live cautiously until his heart transplant."
-DC Shorts Film Festival Reviewer

"Nemec has done a brilliant job in capturing a wide range of emotions in this short storytelling form. Highly recommended."
-Nami Melumad, Top Shorts Judge

Trailer

For the whole film, use the Rent button in the top right corner.

Photo Albums

Screenings

Gala premiere
Lucerna Cinema Prague
31.1.2017, 6.00 pm

qFLIX Philadelphia festival
Prince Theater, Philadelphia, USA
18.3.2017, 2:30 pm EST
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Milledgeville Film Festival
Arts & Sciences Auditorium Milledgeville, Georgia, USA
29.4.2017, 3:00 pm EST
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Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
Cinestudio Hartford, Connecticut, USA
5.6.2017, 7:30 pm EDT
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Korea Queer Film Festival
퀴어영화제
Lotte Cinema Broadway, Seoul, Republic of Korea
21.7.2017, 11:30 am KST
23.7.2017, 2:00 pm KST
The film on the festival website

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, North Carolina, USA
11.8.2017, 6:50 pm EDT
13.8.2017, 12:10 pm EDT
15.8.2017, 3:20 pm EDT
16.8.2017, 9:10 pm EDT
The film on the festival website

Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
香港同志影展
Broadway Cinemas, The ONE, Hong Kong
10.9.2017, 5:10 pm HKT
11.9.2017, 5:40 pm HKT
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Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival
Camelot Theatre Two, Palm Springs, California, USA
22.9.2017, 1:00 pm PDT
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Out On Film, Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2.10.2017, 12:00 pm EDT
The film on the festival website

Pride Pictures – Queer Film Festival 2017
Studio 3 Kinemathek Karlsruhe, Germany
7.10.2017, 6:15 pm CEST
The film on the festival website

Pride Film Festival
The Broadway at Pride ArtsCenter, Chicago, Illinois, USA
10.10.2017, 7:30 pm CDT
The film on the festival website

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
11.11.2017, 2:30 pm EDT
The film on the festival website

Abhimani European Film Festival for Colombo PRIDE 2018
Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute Auditorium, Sri Lanka, Colombo
1.7.2018, 3:30 pm IST