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Family

Sami Saif, Phie Ambo, Denmark, 2001

90 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

The directors, who are also partners, take a journey in pursuit of Sami's father, who abandoned his Danish family when Sami was very young. Before this ambitious film project started, Sami's beloved brother committed suicide, then his mother died, leaving Sami alone and grief-stricken. This film is a personal and compelling drama filled with humour and strong emotions.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Family
Danish title Family
Keywords Family history, Fathers, Yemen
Director Sami Saif, Phie Ambo
Screenplay Sami Saif
Producer Jonas Frederiksen
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound Svenn Jakobsen
Composer Søren Hyldgaard
Appearances Phie Ambo, Sami Saif, Walid Khalil Kaid Saif
Production country Denmark
Production companies Cinevita Film Company
Domestic distribution United International Pictures, DFI/Distribution & Formidling
International sales Films Transit International Inc. /Ville Lorraine / 21 Place Epernay / J6Z 4K9 Quebec / t 1 514 844 3358 / c +(514) 862 0054 / f 1 514 844 7298 / janrofekamp@filmstransit.com / www.filmstransit.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, Cinemascope, color, Dolby
Danish theatrical release 09.11.2001
Cinemas Dagmar, Grand, Café Biografen (Odense), Øst for Paradis (Århus), Gentofte Kino, Empire
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Cinevita Film Company
Domestic distribution United International Pictures, DFI/Distribution & Formidling

Direction

Direction Sami Saif
Direction Phie Ambo

Script

Script Sami Saif

Production

Producer Jonas Frederiksen

Stills

Stills Phie Ambo

Editing

Editing Janus Billeskov Jansen

Music

Music Søren Hyldgaard

Sound

Sound Svenn Jakobsen

Appearance

Appearance Phie Ambo
Appearance Sami Saif
Appearance Walid Khalil Kaid Saif

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Dokumentarfilmpreis Des Bayerischen Rundfunks 2002 München Documentary Festival 2002
Joris Ivens Award 2001 Amsterdam, IDFA 2001

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2010-04-29
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2007-10-18
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2007-01-24
ZagrebDox 2005-02-22
Jeonju International Film Festival 2003-04-25
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2003-04-08
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2002-11-07
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2002-10-21
Bergen International Film festival 2002-10-17
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2002-09-24
Toronto International Film Festival 2002-09-06
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2002-07-21
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2002-06-01
München Documentary Festival 2002-04-27
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2002-04-22
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2002-04-17
Göteborg International Film Festival 2002-01-25
Amsterdam, IDFA 2001-11-22
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