'FAR FROM HOME' WORLD PREMIERE ON NOVEMBER 7 / by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

World premiere on 7th of November. 

Nitesh Anjaan's filmcareer began when he borrowed a camera from one of his friends. His first rough cut caught so much attention that he was selected for The Danish Film Institute's talent program "The Film Workshop". After this, his neighbour saw the filmstrips and instantly put him in touch with producer Signe Byrge Sørensen from Final Cut for Real. Now Nitesh' film is selected to have its world premiere at the international documentary film festival CPH:DOX. Later the film will also air on the Danish TV channel DR. 

The film Far From Home (title in Danish "Bob Marley døde på min fars fødselsdag") is a brave, honest and truly personal film about a family, which is torn apart and burdened by a gambling addiction and broken dreams. The director Nitesh follows his father, who is about to return to his home country, India, although he hasn't lived there for the past 39 years (out of his 50 year long life). This is a decision to leave his children, a decision, which, by Danish law, can not be taken back. 

The film is unusual because it tells a frank existential story about, among other things, what it is like having to share your father with a gambling addiction. Because of this, there will be a panel discussion after the second CPH:DOX-screening of the film. The participants will be director Nitesh Anjaan and gambling experts from the Danish Centre of Addictive Gambling. The panel discussion will take place Tuesday the 11th at 3 pm in Empire Cinema. For more info and tickets, go to cphdox.dk

Tickets for all screenings and further information at cphdox.dk