THE FATHER

 

directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov

 

 

 

 

On the road to reconciliation.

A day after Valentina’s passing, 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.

DRAMA DCP/HD  2019  BULGARIA/GREECE  87MIN

CAST Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Bulgarian

PRODUCED BY Abraxas Film

CO-PRODUCED BY Graal Films, Dorje Film

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DIRECTORS

KRISTINA GROZEVA and PETAR VALCHANOV are a writer-producer director couple based in Sofia, Bulgaria. They first met at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts and have been working together ever since. In 2009 they cemented this collaboration into their very own production company Abraxas Film. Their goal – to produce shorts, features and documentaries with memorable characters and gripping storylines that are equal parts amusing, upsetting and touching. Kristina and Petar’s short film debut “Jump” (2012) became the first Bulgarian film ever nominated for the European Film Award. Their independent micro-budget feature debut “The Lesson” (2014) and its follow-up “Glory” (2016) went on to become two of the most acclaimed Bulgarian films of the 21st century, garnering numerous awards both at home and around the world. The titles are parts of the directors’ so-called Newspaper Clippings Trilogy of stories inspired by media sensations depicting the absurdity of life in post-communist Bulgaria. The final installment, “Triumph”, is currently in development.

FESTIVALS

KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - Crystal Globe Award

TORONTO IFF 2019 - Official Competition

EL GOUNA FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - Official Competition

BFI 2019

HAMPTONS FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - World Cinema Program

CHICAGO IFF 2019 - World Cinema Program

VALLADOLID FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - Official Competition

MINSK IFF 2019 - Official Competition

ARRAS FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - ATLAS D'OR AWARD

TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - BEST FILM AWARD