Archive of films Father / Bashtata
Bulgaria / Greece
2019, 90 min
Section: Official Selection - Competition
After losing his wife Ivanka, Vasil believes that she is using his phone to reach him from beyond the grave, so he enlists the services of a psychic to try to make contact with her. His son Pavel tries to bring him to his senses, but Vasil stubbornly insists on doing things his own way… This small-scale family drama, about the difficulties of connecting with those close to us, includes many of the carefully arranged absurd or comic situations typical for the Bulgarian filmmaking duo.
Vasil has just lost his long-time partner in life, his wife Ivanka. When a woman at her funeral proclaims that the dead woman called her cellphone, Vasil seeks out the help of a well-known psychic in order to contact his wife. His son Pavel tries to bring him to his senses, but Vasil stubbornly insists on doing things his own way… Following the internationally successful The Lesson and Glory, Grozeva and Valchanov return with an intimate family drama about the difficulties of connecting with those close to us. As the picture slowly gathers momentum, its story unfolds many of the carefully arranged absurd or comic situations typical for the Bulgarian filmmaking duo.
About the director
Kristina Grozeva (b. 1976, Sofia, Bulgaria), Petar Valchanov (b. 1982, Plovdiv, Bulgaria). Joint filmography: Jump (2012, short), The Lesson (2014), Glory (2016), The Father (Bashtata, 2019)
About the film
|Section:||Official Selection - Competition|
|Director:||Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov|
|Screenplay:||Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov|
|Dir. of Photography:||Krum Rodriguez|
|Art Director:||Vanina Geleva|
|Producer:||Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Konstantina Stavrianou, Irini Vougioukalou|
|Cast:||Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov|