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My father from Haifa

Omar Shargawi, Denmark, 2010

52 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

A story of a son seeking to understand and reconcile himself with his father who as a child fled with his family from Palestine in 1948. A story about how one man's life affects his whole family, about a father and son journeying back, mentally and physically, to the place where it all started. This is a tale that evokes emotion and compassion as we follow the director¿s efforts, trying to take his father back to Damascus and Haifa, into his fathers past.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Fra Haifa til Nørrebro
Danish title Fra Haifa til Nørrebro
Other titles My father from Haifa
Keywords Father-son relation, Palestine, Refugees, Immigrants, Identity
Director Omar Shargawi
Producer Carsten Holst
Director of Photography Aske Alexander Foss, Omar Shargawi
Editor Anders Refn, Per Sandholt
Sound Alex Pavlovic
Appearances Amina Shargawi, Elin Shargawi, Munir Shargawi, Omar Shargawi
Production country Denmark
Production companies Zentropa Productions
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 03.03.2010
Cinemas Grand, Empire samt 29 biografer i provinsen. Vist i DOX:BIO, der er en landskækkende biografklub for dokumentarfilm.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Productions
Domestic distribution DOXBIO

Direction

Direction Omar Shargawi

Production

Producer Carsten Holst
Associate producer Stine Meldgaard Madsen
Line producer Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk
Producer's assistant Jesper Jarl Pedersen

Cinematography

Cinematography Aske Alexander Foss
Cinematography Omar Shargawi

Stills

Stills Aske Alexander Foss

Editing

Editing Anders Refn
Editing Per Sandholt
Trailer editor Sune Frederik Andersen
Assistant editor Olesya Kireeva
Trailer editor Sune Frederik Andersen

Sound

Sound Alex Pavlovic
Recording engineer Johannes Elling Dam

Appearance

Sig selv Amina Shargawi
Sig selv Elin Shargawi
Sig selv Munir Shargawi
Sig selv Omar Shargawi
Sig selv Rune Shargawi

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Special Prize of The Jury 2010 Dubai International Film Festival 2010
Peoples Choice Award 2010 Dubai International Film Festival 2010

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Dubai International Film Festival 2010-12-12
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2010-07-08
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Artikel Børsen Boersen 2010-12-27
Interview Information Mette-Line Thorup 2010-03-13
Interview Information Mette-Line Thorup 2010-03-13
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2010-03-03
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Henrik Uth Jensen 2010-03-03
Interview Metroexpress Katinka Agger 2010-03-03
Interview Metroexpress Katinka Agger 2010-03-03
Interview Kristeligt Dagblad Benjamin Krasnik 2010-03-02
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2010-02-25
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2010-02-25