Krakow Film Cluster

The Paths of My Father

Dir: Mauricio Osaki

Screenplay: Mauricio Osaki

DOP: Marek Gajczak

Producer: Sara Silveira

Production: Dezenove Som e Imagens Produções

Executive producer: Maria Ionescu

Co-producers: Aneta Zagórska

Co-production: Krakow Film Klaster

Co-financing: Polish Film Institute, FSA – BRDE – SUAT

Genre : Feature Film

Premiere: In production

Cast : Bui Trung Anh

10-year-old Vhi, North Vietnamese girl, is very close to her grandmother, whom she spends her afternoons, selling street food. She knows very little about her mother, who died a long time ago, and has no relationship with her father, who transports people and goods from the countryside to Hanoi’s open market in his passenger truck. But when Vhi’s grandmother suddenly falls sick and needs hospitalization, Trung (her father), apparently decides to take his daughter as a helper, however, his real plan is to drop her on the way, to be raised by distant relatives. Set against the colorless landscapes of the harsh Vietnamese winter, The Paths of My Father is the story of Vhi venturing out for the first time on a journey with this stranger who is supposed to be her father. At the same time, little Nhi is on her own personal quest to discover more about her mysterious family background. Throughout the journey, they are forced to come to terms with the family wounds.