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The Father

A day after Valentina’s funeral, her bereaved husband Vassil and son Pavel find out that she persistently keeps trying to call the neighbour on the phone. A sucker for the supernatural, Vassil sets out on a trip to meet a famous medium, forcing his estranged son Pavel to tag along and make sure his nutty old dad stays out of harm’s way. The unhinged journey that follows will make them face the guilt they feel towards the one they lost and rediscover their relationship.

Bulgaria/Greece, 2019, 90 min., colour

Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov, Tanya Shahova, Hristofor Nedkov, Boyan Doychinov, Nikolay Todorov

Written by: Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov

Directed by: Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva

DoP: Krum Rodriguez

Production Design: Vanina Geleva

Sound Design: Ivan Andreev

 

Produced by: Abraxas Film

Co-producers: Graal Films

World Sales: WIDE, Eye on Films

Karlovy Vary IFF - Crystal Globe for Best Picture

Sakhalin IFF "On the Edge - East" - Best Directing

Sakhalin IFF "On the Edge - East" - Audience Choice

Festivals:

Karlovy Vary IFF 2019 – Main Competition

Sakhalin IFF "On the Edge - East" 2019 - Main Competition

Toronto IFF - Contemporary World Cinema