Australia, Spain
86 minutes
All Ages

Every child grows up thinking their father is a hero or villain, until they realise he is just a man.

Filmed over five years between the sun-drenched wine districts of both Australia and Spain, a young man explores the nature of father-son relationships and the pathway toward understanding and forgiveness. Written by Judy Morris (Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in the City), starring Oscar-nominated Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver) Paz Vega (Spanglish), Carmen Maura (an Almodóvar regular), Jessica Marais (Love Child) and introducing Michael Crisafulli who plays “Savino" at age 12, and as a teenager.

Friday 23rd World Premiere (7.15pm) and Gala After-Party (from 9.15pm-1am):
Join filmmakers at Chateau Apollo / Roxies for food, wine and party DJ. Enter via 74 Frome Street, follow the AFF volunteers (4 min walk from cinema)

Sunday 25th 10.45am screening and filmmaker Q&A (*NB time was misprinted in AFF guide): Filmmaker Q&A immediately following screening with actor Michael Crisafulli and legendary Australian actor and writer Judy Morris

Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand Australian Indie
Premiere World
Language English, Spanish
Subtitles English
Producer Hilton Nathanson, Anna Vincent, Louise Nathanson, Stewart le Maréchal, Anna Mohr-Pietsch, Timothy White
Screenwriters Judy Morris
Cinematographer Denson Baker
Editor Nicolas Gaster
Music KT Tunstall, Ilan Eshkeri
Cast Paz Vega, Edward James Olmos, Carmen Maura, Antonio de la Torre, Quim Gutiérrez, Jessica Marais, Michael Crisafulli
Genre Drama, Family