Holy Father poster


Holy Father Audience Award

* BEST DIRECTOR AWARD - Qara Film Festival, Almaty, Kazakhstan!
The jury statement is as follows:
“Becoming a father is a complex and life-changing story. What does it mean to be a good father? The ‘Best Director’ award goes to Andrei Dascalescu, for finding a very contrasting and private way to tell this story with eye-pleasing images.”

Holy Father

Category |Human Interest, Social Issues
Year | 2020
Country | Romania
Running time | 85’
Format | 4K
Production | SC FilmLab SRL
Director | Andrei Dascalescu

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 become a way to discover the unsolved mystery of his father’s departure - a key, he feels, to learn 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.