Regional Competition

Holy father

Andrei Dăscălescu
Screening time  
15.06. / Tuesday, 21:00 - 23:00 MM Centar Ticket

The filmmaker and his girlfriend face the news of becoming parents. While the future mother is struggling with no worthy models in her own broken home, the soon-to-be-father must come to terms with his own, long-lost father, now a monk on Mount Athos. The visits to Athos becomes a way to discover the unsolved mystery of his father’s departure – a key, he feels, to learning how to become the father he never had. As the nine months go by, the quest for answers and reconciliation, full of anxiety and anger, seem to be making way for something much more meaningful: the arrival of a beautiful baby girl.


Andrei Dăscălescu

Andrei Dăscălescu is Romanian documentary film director, cinematographer, and editor. His previous two feature documentaries Planeta Petrila (2016) and Constantin and Elena (2008), have been selected and awarded at major international film festivals (IDFA, Sarajevo FF, San Francisco IFF, Doclisboa, Docaviv, ...). Andrei was nominated five times and won the Best Documentary prize in 2018 at the Gopo Awards (Romanian Film Industry Awards). In 2007, he founded the production company Filmlab.

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Holy father

2020, 85'

Directed by:
Andrei Dăscălescu

Screenplay by:
Roberto Blatt, Andrei Dăscălescu

Andrei Dăscălescu

Edited by:
Ștefan Pârlog, Andrei Dăscălescu

Anda Ionescu

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Sarajevo Film Festival 2020 – Special Jury Award
Astra Film Festival 2020 – Audience Award
Trieste Film Festival 2020
MakeDox 2020
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020


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