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Tales From the Prison Cell

English title: Tales From the Prison Cell
Original title: Mesék a Zárkából
German title: Tales From the Prison Cell *
Hungary, Great Britian, Croatia, 2020

Director: Visky, Abel
Production company: Proton Cinema
Age recommendation: 13 years and up
Length: 84 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Tales from the Prison Cell is a creative documentary about the relationship between fathers in prison and their children at home. In addition to the focus of presenting three incarcerated fathers, we gain insight into the changed lives of their families and children. As we become familiar with their daily lives, we witness the distance and even the closeness that grows between the inmates and their families. As a way of keeping contact, the inmates write fairy tales for their kids which we then make into films with the children playing the lead roles. The stories convey messages that the fathers have come to see as basic truths during the course of their own lives and believe are important to pass on. Within these stories, in the freedom created by fiction, father and child can be united once again.

Olympia CFF Pyrgos 2020

World sales address/es:
Proton Cinema (HU)