Regional Competition

Scenes With My Father

Biserka Šuran
Screening time  
29.03. / Wednesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2  
31.03. / Friday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 5  
02.04. / Sunday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 3  
02.04. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2  

In Scenes with My Father filmmaker Biserka Šuran takes her father on a trip down the memory lane in which she revives scenes from their country of birth, former Yugoslavia. Memories are reflected in cinematic decor sets in which they converse about nationality, identity, love, dreams and regrets. Love letters, archive material and anecdotes from family members give the audience an insight on the trials and tribulations the family experienced when they were forced to leave their home country. This symbolic road-trip therapeutically heals wounds from the past as the director and daughter Biserka creates space to relate to her father’s experience and inevitable choices. The result is an inspiring conversation that many viewers might like to have with a parent.


Biserka Šuran

Biserka Šuran (Yugoslavia, 1989) is a Dutch-Croatian film director, living and working in Amsterdam. In 2015 Biserka graduated as a documentary director from the Netherlands Film Academy with the short Allez, Viens!. Scenes with My Father, her debut film, premiered at the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam in the Envision Competition and has won the price for Best Documentary at the Trieste Film Festival.

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Scènes met mijn vader

Netherlands, Croatia
2022, 46'

Directed by:
Biserka Šuran

Abel van Dijk

Edited by:
Nina Graafland

Eren Önsoy

Biserka Šuran

Produced by:
Biser Productions

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA: Best Dutch Film (2022), Trieste FF: Best Documentary (2023)