Skip to main content

LETTER TO A CHILD

Slovenia, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Documentaries)

Director: Vlado Skafar

“You are a child, even when you're eighty.” - filmmaker Vlado Škafar

Bringing down the curtain and coaxing the true essence of human nature from his subjects, documentary filmmaker Vlado Škafar pens a candid study of beliefs, feelings and moments from the lives of ordinary people. Out of the ordinary emerges the extraordinary as happiness, life, death, love and hate all come to the surface in a series of conversations exploring the human condition.

As softly and as safely as confiding in a close friend, the young and the old tell their stories without a moment's self-consciousness, and as a viewer we are privileged to hear their views on the things we continue to take for granted every day.

D/S Vlado Škafar P Petra Vidmar WS Gustav Film L Slovenian w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2008

See also...

Nick Cave: Abusing the Muse

Nick Cave muses on his creative process, his inspirations and his collaborators. ... More »

ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED

“It really is an amazing story, and [filmmaker Marina] Zenovich does it justice.” - Hollywood ReporterMany people know filmmaker Roman Polanski left the USA 30 years ago following a trial for ... More »

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? (M)

“If I've learned anything from big budget action movies it's that complicated global problems are best solved by one lonely guy.” - filmmaker Morgan SpurlockHaving lost the weight from the fast ... More »

SONG SUNG BLUE

The story of a couple once on the precipice of fame. Sort of. ... Trading as the Neil Diamond tribute band Lightning & Thunder, husband and wife Michael and Claire Sardina once more or less shared a ... More »

TRIP TO ASIA - THE QUEST FOR HARMONY

“There are as many different kinds of people in this orchestra as you can imagine. And each one of them is looking for something that fits. We are on a quest for harmony.” - principal conductor ... More »

ROUGH AUNTIES

In the chaos of post-apartheid South Africa, one group of women work tirelessly to better the lives of those most in need. ... Fearless, feisty and resolute, the 'Rough Aunties' are a remarkable ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director