Father / Tėvas
Marat Sargsyan, Lithuania, 2012
Directed by: Marat Sargsyan
Script: Marat Sargsyan
Producer: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė, Jonas Špokas
Production company: Just a moment
Cinematography: Linas Dabriška
Editing: Jan De Coster, Marat Sargsyan
Format: HD
Running time: 60'

Vidas Zenonas Antonovas has been recorded in the book of the most interesting criminals of Soviet Union. He stole around a million rubles from government institutions. Together with his accomplices, he hijacked a plane with passengers in order to split for Africa. He has been nicknamed ‘The Father of Mafia.’ 20 years of his time he did in 15 different prisons. Now he is 71 and has a big family – 10 children, 2 grandchildren and a newborn son. It is a documentary about the values of an ex-con, about a man challenging time and destiny, about the drives of an insatiable lust for life. It is a love story of one family.

Awards and Festivals
Visions du Réel 2013 – Best Film
Krakow International Film Festival 2013 – Best Film; Best Cinematography
Lubuskie Lato Filmowe 2013 – 3rd Place
Vilnius International Film Festival 2013

Directors Biography
Marat Sargsyan was born in Armenia in 1978. Already at the age of 13 he started working for the local television as editor and cinematographer. In 1994 he moved with his family to Lithuania, where he continued his work on different TV projects. He also made more than ten award-winning music videos and in 2005 he entered Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, where he obtained his M.A. in TV and Film Directing in 2011.

Location and screening schedule: ZAGREB PUPPET THEATER, Friday, October 25th at 20.00