Film About A Father Who
  • Year2020
  • Duration74 min

Over a period of 35 years, L. Sachs shot varied footage of her father, Ira Sachs Sr., a bon vivant and pioneering Utah businessman. This is her attempt to understand the web that connects child to parent and sister to sibling. With a nod to the Cubist renderings of a face, Sachs’ cinematic exploration offers simultaneous, sometimes contradictory, views of one seemingly unknowable man who is publicly the uninhibited centre of the frame yet privately ensconced in secrets. Sachs as a daughter discovers more about her father than she had ever hoped to reveal.

Available to watch in cinemas or Sheffield Doc/Fest Selects in the Autumn.


Click Here to watch Lynne Sachs discuss her own evolution as a filmmaker by sharing excerpts from her films, from 1987 to the present, exploring the fraught and bewildering challenge of looking at the human form from behind the lens. (UK audiences only)

  • Director(s): Lynne Sachs
  • Producer(s): Lynne Sachs
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Premiere status: International Premiere