Bulgaria, Greece – 2019
Directed by: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Script: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
DOP: Krum Rodriguez
Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov
A day after Valentina’s passing, her bereaved husband Vassil and son Pavel find out that she persistently keeps trying to call the neighbor on the phone. A sucker for the supernatural, Vassil sets out on a trip to meet a famous medium, forcing his estranged son Pavel to tag along and make sure his nutty old dad stays out of harm’s way.
KRISTINA GROZEVA & PETAR VALCHANOV
Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov are a writer-producer-director couple based in Sofia, Bulgaria. They first met at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts and have been working together ever since. In 2009 they cemented this collaboration into their very own production company, Abraxas Film.
Their short film debut Jump (2012) became the first Bulgarian film ever nominated for the European Film Award. Their independent micro-budget feature debut The Lesson (2014) and its follow-up Glory (2016) went on to become two of the most acclaimed Bulgarian films of the 21st century, garnering numerous awards both at home and around the world. The final installment, Triumph, is currently in development.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2019