Diana Cam Van Nguyen / 13’ / 2021 / Czequia

Direction: Diana Cam Van Nguyen

Production: Mayar Hamdan

Script: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Lukáš Janičík

Editing: Lukáš Janičík

Cinematography: Kryštof Melka, Matěj Piňos

Sound: Viera Marinová

A short film about ties and gaps between a child and a parent. The author rediscovers love letters her dad used to write her from prison. That love seems to be gone now. She decides to write back in hope to find the connection again. She puts in writing what could not be said: blaming him for family´s break-up but also trying to understand.

DIANA CAM VAN NGUYEN (1993, Czech Republic) is a Czech-Vietnamese director based in Prague. She did internships in Birmingham and Lyon and participated as artist in residence in Vienna MuseumQuartier. Her bachelor film Malá / The Little One (2017) won several awards at festivals and competed for ECFA Doc Award at Berlinale 2019. Her next short film Spolu Sami / Apart (2018) internationally premiered at IFF Rotterdam 2019 in the section Voices shorts, competed at Annecy, BFI London Film Festival and was a finalist for BAFTA Student Film Award 2019. Her current short Love, Dad (2021) was premiered in Locarno Film Festival in Pardi di domani section. Diana studies animation master programme at FAMU in Prague. In her works she focuses on personal topics through the means of animated documentary.