Archive of films The Father / Bashtata

Bulgaria / Greece
2019, 90 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition

  515 Tuesday 2/7 17:00 Grand Hall
  6P1 Wednesday 3/7 10:00 Pupp Cinema
  8K1 Friday 5/7 9:00 Drahomíra Cinema

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.


Synopsis

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.

Lenka Tyrpáková

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)

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Press kit



About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
   
Director: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Dir. of Photography: Krum Rodriguez
Music: Hristo Namliev
Editor: Petar Valchanov
Art Director: Vanina Geleva
Producer: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Konstantina Stavrianou, Irini Vougioukalou
Production: Abraxas Film
Coproduction: Graal Films
Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov
Sales: WIDE
Contact: Brigitta Portier

Guests

Kristina Grozeva

Film Director

Petar Valchanov

Film Director


Ivan Savov

Actor

Ivan Barnev

Actor


Rena Vougioukalou

Producer

Marco Urizzi

Sales Agent


Brigitta Portier

Publicist

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