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«27 Thoughts About My Father» by Mike Hoolboom, Canada 2018

27 Thoughts About My Father

27 Thoughts About My Father
Canada 2018, Doc., 27 min., OV/d
Director: Mike Hoolboom

Mike Hoolboom reflects in 27 brief scenes on the life of his father, who died in June 2017. Using home movies, snapshots and found footage, he creates a portrait of a exceedingly clever, yet evanescent father figure haunted by the war that sent his own father to a concentration camp. Ultimately the family moved to Canada. This political history, intertwining dreams and personal experience, seems loose and associative, but first impressions can be deceiving.