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Tales from the Prison Cell is a creative documentary about the relationship between fathers in prison and their children at home. In addition to the focus of presenting three incarcerated fathers, we gain insight into the changed lives of their families and children. As we become familiar with their daily lives, we witness the distance and even the closeness that grows between the inmates and their families. As a way of keeping contact, the inmates write fairy tales for their kids which we then make into films with the children playing the lead roles. The stories convey messages that the fathers have come to see as basic truths during the course of their own lives and believe are important to pass on. Within these stories, in the freedom created by fiction, father and child can be united once again

director: Ábel Visky

official selection

2021 BIDF // winner-special mention

2020 HOTDOCS // Nominee- audiance award

2020 FIDBA // nominee- Best Documentary International Competition

2020 Spff // nominee- new directors competition

2020 Fipa // nominee- fipa D'OR


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