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Visions Du Reel: My Father's Prison

My Father's Prison


The son of a Venezuelan political prisoner tells the story of his father’s 15 year long imprisonment. Shot during house-arrest, father and son try to recover the stolen time through home-movies and challenging conversations. As both family and country fall apart, the father plots a risky escape.


Iván Simonovis Pertiñez


Iván Simonovis Pertiñez is a Venezuelan filmmaker exiled in Berlin. His work focuses on political persecution and exile. He has a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Marburg and a Masters in Film from the Free University of Berlin. His documentary shorts for the web A LA DERIVA (2015), DESDE EL EXILIO (2017), and CARACAS 9 DE ENERO (2018) have appeared in international media outlets such as El País and Jungle World. His first feature documentary MY FATHER’S PRISON has been selected for the main competition at Visions du Réel 2023.

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