The Man Who Was Looking For His Son

(The Man Who Was Looking For His Son)

Every year, a huge number of children disappear without a trace in China, and desperate parents search for them tirelessly. The abduction of toddlers and their sale to childless couples has been an unaddressed social problem for decades.

Wu and Nana could only enjoy their firstborn baby boy for a few months. As a one-year-old toddler, their son Guo Zhen was kidnapped and has been missing ever since. The boy's father, Wu, believes that Guo Zhen is alive, and for the last ten years has dedicated his life to finding his son. Alone in his misery, without help, he covers a wide area on his specially adapted motorbike, tirelessly searching for his missing son, unable to reconcile himself to his tragic fate. But the more he is driven by hopes of reuniting with his missing child, the more distanced he becomes from reality and from the loved ones who need him.

About the film

Director: Delphine Deloget, Stéphane Correa
France, Slovenia, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro
2021 | 76 min.

Language: Chinese

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

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Director

Delphine Deloget

Filmography
2021 - The Man Who Was Looking For His Son
2019 - Tigre
2008 - No London Today

Delphine Deloget

Stéphane Correa

Filmography
2021 - The Man Who Was Looking For His Son
2018 - Le Poids des seins
2010 - Garder la paix

Stéphane Correa

Screenings

10. 05. 14:00 Jeden svět živě: Stream
DiscussionDelphine Deloget, director
Stéphane Correa, director

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