The Father

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2019, Bulgaria - Greece , 87 min., col., 18+
Director: Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov
Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov
Director of photography: KRUM RODRIGUEZ
Editing: Petar Valchanov
Music: Hristo Namliev
Production design: Vanina Geleva
Producer: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Konstantina Stavrianou, Irini Vougioukalou
Production company: ABRAXAS FILM
Main cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov, Tanya Shahova, Hristofor Nedkov, Nikolay Todorov, Boyan Doychinov, Margita Gosheva, Ivanka Bratoeva


A day after Valentina’s passing, her bereaved husband Vassil and son Pavel nd out that she persistently keeps trying to call the neighbour on the phone. A sucker for the super- natural, 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.


Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov are a writer-producer-director couple based in So a, Bulgaria. They rst 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.

AUGUST 29, THURSDAY

CHEKHOV-CENTER
  • 18:30The Father, competition (2019, dir. Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Bulgaria-Greece, drama, comedy, 87 min.) 18+

AUGUST 30, FRIDAY

OKTYABR, THE LARGE THEATRE
  • 15:00The Father, competition (2019, Dir. Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Bulgaria-Greece, drama, comedy, 87 min.) 18+. Repeat.