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Pismo do Amerika (2000)

Ivan's best friend, Kamen, is dying in an American hospital. Since he's denied a visa to the USA and can't stay by his side in his last moments, he decides to set off for Bulgaria ... See full summary »

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Phillip Avramov ...
Ivan
Ana Papadopulu ...
Nina
Peter Antonov ...
Kamen
Andy Barret ...
Konsulat
Joreta Nikolova ...
Restavratorkata
Krassimir Dokov ...
Tiradzhiyata
Maya Novoselska ...
Zheleznicharkata
Valentin Goshev ...
Traktoristat
Liubov Liubcheva ...
Medenata snaha
Yordan Bikov
Ognyan Golev
Ivan Ganchev
Dimitar Krivokapov
Svetla Yancheva
Ioshiro Terazzono
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Ivan's best friend, Kamen, is dying in an American hospital. Since he's denied a visa to the USA and can't stay by his side in his last moments, he decides to set off for Bulgaria countryside, taking the camera Kamen has given him. After some time, he writes her a very special letter, telling all about the places and characters he meets on his way, witnesses to a time which is bound to be forgotten. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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2 March 2001 (Bulgaria)  »

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Brief nach Amerika  »

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Unique mixture of feature and documentary
18 January 2002 | by (Sofia, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

Letter to America is an interesting film to watch. What makes it worth seeing is the unique blend that its director applies to it. Iglika Trifonova is primarily a documentary director and her film certainly carries authentic feeling. The plot is simple and even touching. What is more important is that the film has a storyline to follow and it actually follows it. Those who are aware of recent Bulgarian films (not that we have many of them) will perhaps agree that our directors usually tend to make general philosophic conclusions that might be interesting to some scholars but not to the audiences. The actors make good try to fit in their roles, especially Phillip Avramov, a theatre actor. Peter Antonov, one of the famous new faces of Bulgarian cinema, makes a short but impressive role. Perhaps the most interesting aspects to the foreign audiences will be the traditional Bulgarian music and the ride through several picturesque villages of Bulgaria where the time seems to have stopped.


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