DAD YOU'VE NEVER HAD

A subtly and sensitively told story of a daughter’s complicated relationship with her father. She sets off on a journey to see the man who abandoned her in the past. Her father lets her into his flat and tries to answer her questions. Together, they pore over the letters they have written to each other over the years. She cleans his flat and sets both her father’s world and her own relationship with him in order. A difficult confrontation arises between them. This is a film about a daughter’s profound longing for her father and the acceptance of the fact that it is longing which will never be appeased.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
29'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Dominika Łapka
SCRIPT:
Dominika Łapka
DOP:
Weronika Bilska
EDITOR:
Wojciech Jagiełło
MUSIC:
Tomasz Gąssowski
SOUND:
Krzysztof Ridan
PRODUCTION:
Studio Munka

Dominika Łapka »

She graduated in film studies from the Jagellonian University in Krakow (2008), in screenwriting from the Łódź Film School (2010) and from the Wajda School, where she took the Development Lab course, focusing on features and the Script course, devoted to screenplays (2014). She was awarded a Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship. "Lila" marks her debut as a director.
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