Letter to a Child / Otroci (2008)

100 min / documentary, Feature Film

Letter to a Child offers intimate conversations with strangers about their lives and living in this world. It revolves around the child and childhood as the basis for one’s outlook on one’s life. From there, it is only a short step to reflections on essential themes: today’s life and world, our place in the world, the social, political, moral, but also the spiritual and emotional. The film attempts to penetrate the deepest experiences of life. Through conversation, it casually reveals the individual’s sense of this world, one’s life and human faith (faith in this world). It is not a survey, nor an interview; these are encounters, deep conversations, human dialogues, which also slowly reveal one’s own world. The film intertwines the intimate diary with the social chronicle.

Film crew

Director: Vlado Škafar
Screenwriter: Vlado Škafar
D.O.P.: Aleš Belak
Editor: Vlado Škafar
Sound designer: Julij Zornik
Producer: Petra Vidmar
Co-producer: Frenk Celarc


Production Company: Gustav film d.o.o.
Co-production Company: 100
Co-funding: Filmski sklad Republike Slovenije, Gustav film d.o.o.

Technical data

Film format: digital betacam
Aspect ratio: /
Colours: color
Sound: unknown