The Father Baštata
Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valčanov / Bulgaria, Greece / 2019 / 87 min / Bulgarian
The winning film of the 2019 Karlovy Vary Festival. An intimate family drama about the difficulties of connecting with those close to us, The Father’s story is depicted through many carefully arranged absurd or comic situations.
Beautiful Boy Beautiful Boy
Felix van Groeningen / USA / 2018 / 120 min
A bittersweet drama full of affection and hope, about a loving family’s years-long battle with their son’s addictions, adapted from two books: the memoirs of father and son.
No Date, No Signature Bedoune tarikh, bedoune emza
Vahid Jalilvand / Iran / 2017 / 104 min / Persian
A soul-stirring drama featuring some great acting performances, No Date, No Signature explores the issues of guilt and responsibility in a society where people are often compelled to circumvent the law.