Holy Father

  • Romania
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The filmmaker, Andrei, and his girlfriend, Paula, face the news of becoming parents. While the future mother is struggling with no worthy role models in her broken family, the soon-to-be father must come to terms with his own, long-lost father, now a monk on Mount Athos. Andrei’s visits to the monastery seek to solve the mystery of his father’s leaving the family when Andrei was only six. Could this be the key to learning how to become the father he never had? Meanwhile, as the pregnancy progresses, the quest for answers and reconciliation makes way for something much more meaningful.

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  • Original Title
    Holy Father
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Andrei Dăscălescu
  • Cinematography
    Andrei Dăscălescu
  • Editing
    Ștefan Pârlog, Andrei Dăscălescu
  • Sound
    Dan-Ștefan Rucăreanu, Ioan Filip, Matei Vasilache
  • Runtime
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Romania
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Sarajevo Film Festival – winner of Special Jury Prize
    • Astra Film Festival – winner of Audience Award
    • Last Stop Trieste 2020 – winner of Last Stop Trieste Award
    • Docu Rough Cut Boutique 2019 – winner of IDFA Award

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