2019. Bulgaria, Greece. 87 min. Bulgarian. Subtitled.
Director: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov Featuring: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov
Valentina’s death takes quite a toll on her husband, Vassil. When it’s discovered that a neighbor received several calls from the deceased, Vassil starts to follow the mysterious breadcrumbs surrounding her passing along with his son, Pavel, who tries to keep him in one piece. The distant father-son duo mourns the death of their loved one in this bittersweet road trip comedy. Directors Grozeva and Valchanov ask questions of familial bonds and the strength they have in the presence of grief. Inspired by true events, The Father explores the ways generations diverge and how one life-changing event can bring those who seem far away together again. Introduction by Iana Dontcheva (VAFF)
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