my father the banker
Self-made banker Boriss Osipovs achieves quick success immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, going from university professor to flamboyant millionaire. But when one venture goes awry, he flees Latvia to avoid arrest for illegal operations. Fifteen years later, his family receives a photograph from Interpol of an elderly man with a name they recognize — but this man resides in a Malaysian mental asylum. Could it be him? My Father the Banker follows director Ieva Ozolina’s investigation into her father’s story to find out the truth about the man in the photograph, despite her family’s reservations. The result is an emotional and deeply personal documentary about a man who loses himself during times of great upheaval — and the daughter who hopes to find her father, and with him, a missing piece of herself.
North American Premiere Screening
Screening date & time: Saturday, November 9, 9:30 am
Original title: Mans tēvs baņķieris
Director: Ieva Ozoliņa
Runtime: 70 min
Language: Latvian, Russian, English with English subtitles
2014 - Latvia
About The Director:
My Father The Banker was Ieva Ozoliņa's debut film. She has since directed the documentaries My Mother – the State (2018) and Solving My Mother (2017).
Festivals and Awards
Nordic Film Days Lübeck,
National Film Festival “Lielais Kristaps” (National Debut Prize)