My Father the Spy in Official Selection of Sheffield Doc/Fest

May 22, 2019

Feature-length documentary My Father the Spy directed by Jaak Kilmi and Gints Grube, produced by Mistrus Media (Latvia), Kick Film (Germany), 8Heads Productions (Czech Rep.) and Pimik (Estonia) will celebrate its World Premiere at the upcoming Sheffield International Film Festival of Documentary Films (6-11 June 2019).

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading festival celebrating the art and business of documentary and non-fiction storytelling across all forms. Each year the festival welcomes over 25,000 festival goers, including around 3,500 industry delegates from 55 countries.

The screenings of My Father the Spy will take place on Saturday, June 8th at 16.30, and on Tuesday, June 11th at 12.10.

Director Jaak Klimi says on the film:

"I love spy stories and I always wanted to make one. So I was happy to be introduced to the story of Ieva Lešinska, the daughter of a real double agent. I was fascinated by the opportunity to enter this intriguing life story which hides a deep and human drama of one family. At the same time, it’s a story of a girl in the middle of spy games between two great powers, who is a bystander, principal character and also a victim, all in the same person."

The film was produced with the support of the Czech Film Fund and Czech creative input included costume designer, key make-up artist, composer of sound scapes, complete sound design and edit, complete sound and picture post production including colour corrections.

My Father the Spy is sold by Canadian company Syndicado Film Sales.