"A Father, A Son, A Holy Ghost" is a social and anthropological vision
of the aftermath of war in former Yugoslavia. Writer and director
Zelimir Gvardiol employs the triptych approach, presenting three separate
scenarios that are connected by shared inevitability and intense misfortune.
Three children with psyches that have been permanently altered through
intense loss and destruction show a suffering that is simultaneously
impossible and true.
Part One: The story of a twenty-year-old boy. A deserter of the war
in Bosnia and Hercegovina, the young man finds himself taking on the
care of his half sisters and half brother after his stepmother is
killed by the common father.
Part Two: A sixteen year old whose life has been traumatized by both
the divorce of his parents and the ensuing war.
Part Three: An unborn child is deprived of health as a war breaks
out just before his birth, a war which claims the life of his father
and forces his mother to give birth in the sewerage.
Zelimir Gvardiol (Belgrade 1957) graduated in Film and Television
Department from FAMU (Prague). In 1991he founded Spesfilm, an independent
production company in Belgrade. His creative documentaries focus on
human rights, freedom of expression, social justice and civil liberties
have appeared and were awarded in many international film from Finland,
Spain, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Hungary to Greece, Italy, Poland,
Australia, Yugoslavia and the U.S.
Zelimir Gvardiol, Producer, Director
Treci Bulevar 132/57
Belgrade, Yugoslavia 11070