8'19''

A single film, six stories: with hiking cap and photo camera, a Bulgarian traveller traverses the episodes like a mariner sailing across the seven seas. Along the way, he observes: an orphaned boy who recognises his father in the form of a tree and doesn’t want it to be cut down; a lonely woman who pretends to lose consciousness in order that she might finally be touched; a blind man who mistakes the rag doll in his arms for his dead daughter. Based on Georgi Gospodinov’s short story collection of the same name, this film takes us on a melancholy journey. 8 minutes and 19 seconds: the time it takes for the Sun’s light to reach the Earth.
Director
Kristina Grozeva
Born 1976 in Sofia.Having graduated in Journalism, she studied TV and Film Directing at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, graduating in 2005. Her short films IGRA / GAME and GAP were awarded at numerous international Festivals.
2010 // AVARINO KATZANE / FORCED LANDING2012 // SKOK / JUMP (short)2014 // UROK / THE LESSON
Director
Petar Valchanov
Born 1982 in Plovdiv.Graduated in Film and TV Directing from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia in 2008. His short Film SEMEYNA TERAPIA / FAMILY THERAPY received several awards at international Film Festival, including Best Film in the Students’ Competition at goEast Festival 2009.
2010 // AVARINO KATZANE / FORCED LANDING2012 // SKOK / JUMP (short)2014 // UROK / THE LESSON
Trailer
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Bulgaria 2018
85 min, DCP, colour


Bulgarian, English
OV with English Subs

Director

Petar Valchanov
Lubomir Mladenov
Theodor Ushev
Nadejda Koseva
Vladimir Ljuckanov
Kristina Grozeva

Screenplay

Georgi Gospodinov

Cast

Svetlana Yancheva
Irmena Chichikova
Kitodar Ivanov
Hristo Dimitrov
Ivan Burnev
Simon Varsano

Production

Bulgarian National Television
VIP Media Film

Cinematographer

Krum Rodriguez
Dian Zagorchinov
Kiril Prodanov

Editor

Nina Altuparmakova
Theodore Ushev
Petar Valchanov

Sound

Ivan Andreev
Momchil Bojkov
Vorstellungen:
Thursday, 04/11/2019, 4:00pm
Apollo Kinocenter