Mon père, la révolution et moi

Mon père, la révolution et moi

Documentary, 81 min.


by Ufuk Emiroglu

Switzerland, June 2013

In 1980, the filmmaker’s birth is overshadowed by the revolution. “I was born in the middle of a dream.” But another refrain runs through the film: “What am I to do with this legacy?” This family drama is a quest of identity and politics that takes us from Turkey in the 1970s to Switzerland in the 21st century, dealing with exile, prison, false money, fallen heroes, hippies gone astray and a revolutionary disco along the way. A mosaic of a film, which moves freely between documentary, fiction and animation.


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Directed by: Ufuk Emiroglu
Written by: Ufuk Emiroglu

World Premiere: June 2013
Original Version: French/Turkish (german/english/french subtitles), colour, DCP, 81 min.


Production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Akka Films, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Producer: Samir

Cinematography: Ufuk Emiroglu, Joakim Chardonnens
Editing: Ana Acosta
Location Sound Mix: Ufuk Emiroglu
Sound Editing: Denis Séchaud
Sound Design: Peter Bräker
Rerecording Sound Mix: Denis Séchaud

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World Rights: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG

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Distribution Switzerland: Aardvark Film Emporium

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Beyoglu Istanbul, Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days, Johan van der Keuken New Talent Award 2013