The Father (Bashtata)

2019

The Father (Bashtata)

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

100%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 9

Audience Score

Ratings: Not yet available
User image

Tap to review this movie

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you get your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMC (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Cinemark (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Bought somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you get your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMC (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Cinemark (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Bought somewhere else

The Father (Bashtata) Photos

Movie Info

A day after Valentina's funeral, her bereaved husband Vassil and son Pavel find out that she persistently keeps trying to call the neighbour 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. The unhinged journey that follows will make them face the guilt they feel towards the one they lost and rediscover their relationship.

Cast

Critic Reviews for The Father (Bashtata)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (9)

  • The story may test the limits of plausibility in places, but overall this off-the-map road movie is a humane, compassionate, character-driven delight.

    July 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [T]he offbeat, heartfelt "The Father" may not always give us what we want, but it makes sure we get what we need.

    July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jessica Kiang

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • The Father, directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, takes refuge in the absurd, and making us laugh through sheer exasperation.

    September 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The movie flows easily but, at times, can seem strange for many reasons.

    September 12, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Performing a kind of acid humor that evokes that of the Czech cinema of the 60s and the recent Romanian cinema, Bashtata is a malicious comedy that accumulates absurd but hilarious situations. [Full Review in Spanish]

    September 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [It] lulls the viewer into a bit of a genre-coma, [but] that's when genuine moments of human tenderness emerge, like flowers through cracks in the pavement, that are that much more affecting.

    September 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Father (Bashtata)

The Father (Bashtata) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides