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A film by Davit Pirtskhalava

Pardino d'oro for the Best International Short at Locarno 2015

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Father-Son Relationship

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  • Davit Pirtskhalava


    Born in 1987 in Georgia, Tbilisi. Graduated Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Cinema State University in 2011, Faculty of screenwriting (Master's degree). He's an author of several short and full-lenght feature films' scripts. "Father" (original title "Mama") is a Davit's debut work as a director. 

    2015: Father

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2015: Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland) | Pardi di domani: International CompetitionPardino d'oro for the Best International Short; Film and Video subtitling award
  • 2015: Sarajevo Film Festival | Official Selection
  • 2015: International Short Film Festival Winterthur | Official Selection
  • 2015: Kyiv Film Festival – MOLODIST | Official Selection
  • 2016: Angers European First Film Festival | Official Selection
  • 2016: Anapa Film Festival Special Jury Prize
  • 2016: 2morrow Film Festival Best Short Film
  • 2016: Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen | Official selection
  • 2016: International Film Festival Rotterdam | Special screening
  • 2016: FilmFest Hamburg (Germany) | Official Selection
  • 2016: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic) | Special screening (future frames)
  • 2016: Vilnius International Film Festival | Official Selection
  • 2016: Film Festival LINZ | Official Selection
  • 2016: International Film Festival SIGNES DE NUIT Special Mention


Lado is nineteen when his father comes back home unexpectedly after a very long absence. The young man tries desperately to get some answers from his parent, but in vain. When his father leaves again, Lado goes back to his life of crime, together with his younger brother. He is left to answer the questions their father would not hear.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 25'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: Georgia
  • Original Language(s): Georgian
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Sandro Kalandadze, Mamuka Kiladze
  • Cinematographer: Shalva Sokurashvili
  • Editor: Nodar Nozadze
  • Sound: Nika Paniashvili, Paata Godziashvili
  • Producer: Suliko Tsulukidze

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Millimeter film