Tatal Fantoma

"The stranger than paradise" Robert "dreamer" Traum meets in front "Cinema Paradiso" with Sami-the-projectionist after an adventurous, mysterious and funny journey, to finally find love.  

Unique, yet symbolic, this is the story of an American professor of Jewish descent who is compelled to turn his back on a successful career and get on the road that takes him through danger, the unknown and the surreal, back to the roots to reclaim his identity. The quest takes the hero, masterfully portrayed by Peter Greenaway and Francis Ford Coppola actor Marcel Iures, back to the Old World that rewards our traveler with a double love story. On the one hand he finds romantic love, on the other the passion for old cinema, nomad, popular, naïve and generous.

An out-f-the-box road-movie The Phantom Father uses as a starting point the short story "Almost Oriental" by writer Barry Gifford ("Wild at Heart", "Lost Highway", "Perdita Durango") who also has a cameo in the film.

A tender and nostalgic homage brought to a past era, The Phantom Father combines stylistically the postmodern and classical cinema, assisted by superb photography, a haunting soundtrack and great performances.

The Phantom Father marks the feature film debut of writer/producer Lucian Georgescu.

The movie had an extraordinary preview screening during this year's edition of Transylvania International Film Festival, was selected in the official competitive sections of the Montreal IFF (world premiere), Uruguay, Mannheim-Heidelberg, Byron Bay (Australia), Capetown (South Africa) and Mons film festivals.

The Phantom Father is represented Worldwide by Beverly Hills Agent House of Films – www.houseoffilms.com