A documentary tragicomedy of a father-daughter relationship, told by the subjective perspective of the young director. She tries to understand how a revolutionary could have become a criminal and an alcoholic, and why he abandoned his family. Freely juggling between documentary, fiction and animation, the director takes us on a journey around the world. The daughter of a former communists visits the ports of the revolt, where communities are trying to realize the concrete utopia.Written by
A loving dystopian portrait of an inveterate Utopist
I really enjoyed this film.
How not too? A woman with a crazily Utopian father shows restraint, humor, irony and love, while putting all her cards on the table in this memorable and imaginative portrait.
The use of mixed media to lighten the drama, and fill in the missing scenes, while adding even more humanity to work is refreshing and inspiring for young filmmakers.
Her love and compassion and tolerance do not stop her from confronting the family demons. At the same time, she accepts the eccentricities with irony and grace, giving them beauty and weight while maintaining a subtle
Perhaps a better title: Me, My Father, and His Utopias or Surviving Utopists, 101
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