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 cell phone, Vasil solicits the help of a well-known psychic in order to try to contact his wife. His son Pavel tries to bring him to his senses, but Vasil stubbornly insists on doing things his own way.
"The relationship between father and son was built based on what we saw happening around us, what we saw happening between us and our parents. I think it's something important to talk about. It's important to try to be more connected and solve our problems in a good way. We think these things [points at a mobile phone] do not connect us, many times they're obstacles in the way of communication. That's why miscommunication became one of the main topics of our film." (Kristina Grozeva)
Kristina Grozeva in Petar Valčanov
Grozeva (1976) and Valchanov (1982) studied film directing at the NATFA Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Their shorts have been awarded at several major international festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, Bussan and Brussels. The Father is their third feature film.