Palm Springs, CA
On November 5th at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, the Desert Film Society will be doing a one time screening of the movie FATHER / OTAC (Serbia).
Set in a small town in Serbia. Nikola, day laborer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. Until he can provide adequate conditions for their upbringing, the children will be placed in foster care. Despite Nikola’s best efforts and several appeals, the head of the social services centre refuses to return his children and his situation seems hopeless. But when Nikola discovers the local administration may be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Against all odds and driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and his right to raise his children
Run time: 120 min
Language: Serbian with English subtites
Premiere: Palm Springs
Director: Srdan Golubovic
Principal Cast: Goran Bogdan, Boris Isaković, Nada Šargin, Milica Janevski, Muharem Hamzić, Ajla Šantić, Vahid Džanković, Milan Marić, Jovo Maksić, Nikola Rakočević
Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Historic Camelot Theatre, Saturday, November 5, 2022
10:00 AM ::::: Doors open for complimentary coffee & muffins at 9:30 AM w/film introduction at 9:50
Free to Desert Film Society Members –or- $15 cash at the door.
Covid Restrictions: Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot, Seating is socially distanced. Please allow 2 empty seats between you and another party and do not sit directly behind anyone