Father & Daughter Film Report
We follow a divorced mother of two in the aftermath of the Bosnian War as things go horribly wrong with her new love, then gets worse, and worse...and even more worse.
While an English major at Harvard University, writer / director Cristóbal Krusen intended pursuing a career as a novelist and poet, but a growing interest in photography and filmmaking led him to transfer to New York University where he graduated with a BFA in Film and Television in 1976. He later attended Art Center College of Design where he received his MFA in Film in 1989.
Working in multiple languages, Cristóbal is known for a poetic, visual style and the ability to draw intimate performances from actors (professional and non-professional). Above all, he is a “story-teller” who delights to engage his audience while addressing the deepest needs of the human heart.
And believe us, this film addresses the deepest needs of the human heart.
"Sometimes the prince and princess might not actually be good for each other, despite all appearances and what’s on paper. Maybe “true love” doesn’t happen the way we’ve always been told it does."
The film follows the story of a young boy who, led by his yearning for a material object - a super hero costume - ultimately finds something of much greater worth.
A well-intentioned Chinese immigrant father tries to teach his son, David, how to “make it” in America. When David becomes enamored by a Superman costume in a store window, his father sees an opportunity to impart to his son the importance of hard work, thrift, and delayed gratification.
With this fact in mind, award-winning director Jennifer Perrott, who grew up in a Defence Force community, has written a poignant and tender film about an Aussie soldier struggling to return to family life after war. Told through the eyes of his young daughter, this story looks at the challenges facing returning service personnel coping with trauma and the effects on their families. It has a hopeful and positive ending.
Besides being a stunningly beautiful film on all fronts, we also like the insight on how war comes home, and hopefully films like this will bring more attention to all those returning veterans who whether they know it or not, need the extra love and support from our communities on so many different levels.
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So it looks like we are going to have to do a PART II sometime in the near future...