The Father (2019)
aka Bashtata
First screened in October 2019
Directors: Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov. Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov, Tanya Shahova, Hristofor Nedkov, Nikolay Todorov, Boyan Doychinov, Margita Gosheva, Ivanka Bratoeva, Martina Peneva, Petra Oplatkova, Elena Mosholova, Maria Bakalova. Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.

Twitter Capsule: A version of Payne's Nebraska I can get behind, with a loopier sense of family deception and grief-prompted dementia.

VOR:   Script is humbly ingenious in the ways it sustains motifs and closes loops (and leaves others open). Superficial and stylistic modesty conceal depths.

Photo © 2019 Abraxas Film/Graal Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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