Fiction, Bulgaria/Romania, 97’, 2021
Script: Svetoslav Draganov, Bogomil Dimitrov, Nevena Borisova Director: Svetoslav Draganov.
Cinematography: Vesselin Hristov.
Music: Boris Changarov, Sebastian Zsemlye.
Cast: Hristo Petkov, Miroslava Gogovska, Yana Draganova, Atanas Bachorski, Sashka Bratanova, Detelin Benchev, Zdravko Dragnev, Maria Statulova, Boris Lukanov.
Production: Cineaste Maudit Production, Bulgaria – Svetoslav Draganov; Parada Film, Romania – Calin Peter Netzer Co-production: Contrast Film, Bulgaria; Digital Cube, Romania Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Romanian Film Center, National TV Romania , firstname.lastname@example.org
Vassil (41) is a documentary film director who has not achieved the success he dreams of. He puts all his energy filming the broken relationship between a monk and his mother. Meanwhile Vassil’s wife and their 14-year-old daughter take second place in his life. The director learns that the monk is in a psychiatry while his mother will have to undergo a cancer surgery. To bring them together to forgive each other is Vassil’s long awaited finale of his film. He faces a dilemma to shoot “life as it is” or show human compassion and empathy.
SVETOSLAV DRAGANOV is a Bulgarian director, screenwriter and producer. Winner of numerous awards from international and national festivals: winner of Special Jury Prize Berlinale 2016, winner of the Grand Jury Prize Sofia Film Fest 2016, winner of the Special Jury Prize Zagreb Dox’2014, winner of the Special Jury Prize Sofia Film Fest 2014, winner of the Critics’ Choice Award Golden Rhyton 2013. Lecturer at the Department of Cinema and Television at the New Bulgarian University.
11.7.2022, 21:00 (discussion)
Regional Library “Nikolay Vranchev”