A different kind of father-daughter film.

My Heart Belongs to Daddy is a different kind of father-daughter film about a young director’s attempts to get her criminal dad into rehab. The only way to tackle his chaotic life is with a large dose of dark humour.

Sofia is a young, newly-graduated filmmaker living in Oslo with her boyfriend and dogs, Shaggy and Dixie. She is a lot like her dad. They have the same humour, the same glint in their eyes, and sometimes the same temperament. But his temper turned violent, so from the age of ten Sofia and her mother lived at a secret address. Now, as an adult, Sofia is in touch with her dad again. He still lives a life shaped by addiction and crime, spending more time in prison than out of it. His greatest sorrow is that he lost Sofia. Sofia’s dawning hope is that she can help him on his feet so that he can be a father again. Together, with humour and warmth, they battle for their relationship against addiction, and sometimes again the system that is meant to help them.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Sweden
Release date (national):
2018-03-16
Release date (international):
2018-01-31
Production company:
Indie Film AS
Co production company:
Momento Film AB
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Producer:
Carsten Aanonsen
Co producer:
David Herdies
Sales agent:
Taskovksi Film

Director

  • Sofia Haugan

    Sofia Haugan holds a degree in documentary directing from NISS, Oslo. Her thesis short A Little About my Dad (2012) was nominated best documentary at Bergen International Film Festival (Norway), Grimstad Short Film Festival (Norway), and FEST (Portugal). My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Røverdatter) is her first feature documentary.

    Sofia Haugan

Cast

Sofia Haugan:
Sofia Haugan
Kjell Magne Haugan:
Kjell Magne Haugan
Trude Didriksen:
Trude Didriksen
Magnus Tombre Bøhn:
Magnus Tombre Bøhn

Awards

2018:
Göteborg International Film Festival
Special Mention Documentary Competition
2018:
Nordic/Docs
Audience Award
2018:
National Film Award Amanda for Best Documentary

Festivals

2018:
Göteborg International Film Festival
2018:
Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival
2018:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
2018:
Hamarama
2018:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2018:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
2018:
Nordic/Docs
2018:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2018:
Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden
2019:
Budapest International Documentary Festival

Crew

Director:
Sofia Haugan
Screenplay:
Sofia Haugan
Cinematographer:
Magnus Tombre Bøhn
Composer:
Hanne Hukkelberg
Editor:
Christoffer Heie
Sound Design:
Ted Krotkiewski

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
90'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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