Teen Dox

With Open Eyes

Erik Bäfving
Screening time  
28.02. / Friday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 5  
02.03. / Sunday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4  
Twenty-five years after his father’s suicide, the director receives a letter from an old relative that sheds light on a concealed heritage.

The letter, also containing old photographs from a forgotten time, becomes the beginning of a search through three generations. A search for the big picture. With Open Eyes is a part of a trilogy. In his previous films, Boogie Woogie Daddy (DOK Leipzig Golden Dove in 2002) and Inbetweener (2011, screened at 2012 ZagrebDox), the director was already seeking reconciliation with the past – a process that will never end, because he will always miss his father.

Erik Bäfving

Erik Bäfving born in 1973 in Malmo, Sweden, has been working as a director and editor since 1996. In 2002 his short film ‘Boogie Woogie Daddy’ recieved several international awards and was nominated for a Guldbagge for best documentary. The film was followed by ‘Get Busy’, a documentary nominated for a Guldbagge for best documentary. In addition to directing documentaries he is working as a narrative consultant and editor for both documentary and feature films. The film ‘Inbetweener’ is a stand alone sequel to ‘Boogie Woogie Daddy’.

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2013, 15', DCP

Directed by:
Erik Bäfving

Screenplay by:
Erik Bäfving

Edited by:
Erik Bäfving

Gustav Wall

Erik Bäfving

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Festivals & Awards:

DOK Leipzig 2013; Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2013