A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted ... See full summary »
A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great ... See full summary »
In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself?
A nurse traffics the ID cards of demented patients on the black market of identity theft. Driven by easy cash, and an addiction to morphine, she struggles to keep tabs on her emotional void, and a growing fear of punishment.
Georgi and the Butterflies tells the story of a man and his dream. This man is Dr Georgi Lulchev, a psychiatrist, neurologist, Chinese medicine man, administrator, amateur chef, entrepreneur and Director of the Home for Psychologically Disabled Men. His dream is to organise a farm in the yard of the home, where the patients can raise snails, ostriches and pheasants, produce silk fibres and soybean food. This is a story full of optimism, snails, ostriches, silk, charity, the Eastern Orthodox Church, soybean food, schizophrenics, oligophrenics, psychopaths, Korean investors, Western hunters, misery, acupuncture and compassion. Compassion, business, butterflies. Written by
This documentary is one of the best pieces I've seen in the past years. I had the opportunity to see at Slamdance Film festival. It depicts the life of a mental institution in Bulgaria and the efforts of its administrator to make the life of the patients better as a business entrepreneur. The film is beautifully shot and very well crafted altogether.
The film score is also something to note. It transports you immediately to Bulgaria thanks to the mixture of local sounds and contemporary music adding a very special mood to the film itself.
I heard this film was being released theatrically in Europe. I just wish its distribution reaches Mexico. It is an inspiring film worth seeing again and again.
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