2020 Cleveland International Film Festival which runs March 25 to April 5, 2020 at Tower City Cinemas, announced its feature film juried competitions lineups.
The Father (Bashtata) (2019)
NAME OF FILM: THE FATHER (BASHTATA) (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva
STARRING: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov, Tanya Shahova
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Vasil has just lost his long-time partner in life, his wife Valentina. When a woman at her funeral proclaims that the dead woman called her cell phone, 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. "The Father" is an intimate family drama about the difficulties of connecting with those close to us. As the picture slowly gathers momentum, its story unfolds many carefully arranged absurd or comic situations.
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