Film - Program 6 Filmfest 2022


Directed by Diana Cam Van Nguyen


Director: Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Section: Program 6
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2021
Language: Czech
Version: Original Version with English subtitles
Cast: Linh Duong, Hong Nhung The Thi, Hoai Trung Le, Mimi Lan Hoang Nguyen, Duy Anh Tran

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Fifteen years ago, Diana’s father wrote to her from prison. Rediscovering his letters now, she replies to them. Back then, they were the only link she had to her father; today, this is the only way the two can be honest with each other and express their feelings — because nothing was the same after he was released. LOVE, DAD is an intimate film and an attempt to mend a relationship.

  • Duration: 13 min.

Meet the director


Diana Cam Van Nguyen

Czech-Vietnamese director Diana Cam Van Nguyen, born in 1993, is currently earning a master’s degree in animation at FAMU in Prague. Her work focuses on personal themes using the techniques of animated documentary. Her bachelor’s degree film, THE LITTLE ONE (2017), received awards at festivals and was screened in competition for the ECFA Doc Award at the Berlinale. Her short film APART (2018) had its international premiere at IFF Rotterdam, was screened in competition in Annecy and at the BFI London Film Festival, and was a finalist for the 2019 BAFTA Student Film Award. Her current short film LOVE, DAD recently premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in the Pardi di domani section.


Screenplay: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Lukáš Janičík
Director of Photography: Kryštof Melka, Matěj Piňos
Film Editor: Lukáš Janičík
Composer: Viera Marinová
Costume Design: Zuzana Formánková
Animation: Bára Halířová, Diana Cam Van Nguyen, David Štumpf
Make-up artist: Justina Urbanová
Producer: Karolína Davidová
Production Company: FAMU, Prague