28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Stay Alive, My Son
Stay Alive, My Son

Stay Alive, My Son

director: Victoria Bousis
original title: TU VIVRAS, MON FILS
country: Greece, United States
year: 2021
running time: 35 min.


Upon being shown a photograph of a 6-year old boy, now digitally aged to 50, Yathay Pin’s realities collide. Haunted by his inner demons, his guilt surfaces for abandoning his son to escape during the Cambodian genocide. The Player, embodying Yathay, plummets into his mental prison, containing locked memories. As they experience Yathay’s journey, they discover his reason for living: to reclaim all that he lost and to reunite with his son. Therefore, finding his salvation and healing his heart.

more about film

director: Victoria Bousis
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas