- dir. LEVA OZOLINA
- Year. 2015
- country. LATVIA
- run-time. 68 mins
- rating. N/A
£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)
Doors 19:00 - Film 20:00
Deptford Cinema and Baltic View (http://balticview.online/) are proud to present a series of documentaries from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. We are excited to announce that Director Ieva Ozolina will be attending the screening and joining us for a Q&A afterwards.
My Father The Banker (2015)
The question facing Ieva Ozolina is whether the man in the Interpol photo, who lives in a mental hospital in Malaysia, is her father. If so, it would be the first sign of life from him in 15 years.
In her documentary, Ozolina tells the story of how her father became a stranger to her. In the chaotic period following the collapse of the Soviet Union, he turned to dubious deals and went from being a university professor to a flamboyant millionaire. He had guards posted around the house, left his family for his young secretary and bestowed lavish gifts on everyone. It all went fine until he founded a dodgy new bank and when it predictably collapsed, absconded with all the customers’ money.
In conversations with the director’s mother and sister it is clear the family never really processed the events. But Ozolina is determined to know and to understand what happened. So she heads to Malaysia.
This season of films has been brought to us by Baltic View with support from The Ministry Of Culture Of The Republic Of Lithuania.