SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019

THE FATHER

Bulgaria, Greece
2019, 87 mins
Production: ABRAXAS FILM
Language: Bulgarian
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Decho Taralezhkov
Director: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
DoP: Krum Rodriguez
Composer: Hristo Namliev
Producer: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Konstantina Stavrianou, Irini Vougioukalou
Editor: Petar Valchanov
Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov, Tanya Shahova, Hristofor Nedkov, Nikolay Todorov

Synopsis

A quirky father tests the nerves of his estranged son at their wife and mother’s funeral. A sleepless night follows as the father obsesses over the last phone conversation with his wife. She had something important to tell him and he couldn’t hear her out. The father soon learns the son finally thought to check the neighbor’s phone. It was a voice message the dearly departed had left in her final moments…

Director’s biography

Kristina Grozeva was born in 1976 and Petar Valchanov in 1982 in Bulgaria. They are a writer-producer-director couple based in Sofia. They have been working together since they were students at Bulgaria’s National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. Their film “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. Kristina and Petar are members of the European Film Academy.

Director’s Filmography (mutual)

2019 The Father
2016 Glory
2014 Lesson
2012 Jump (short)