The film sends us to the 18th century when Bulgaria was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Four hoodlums break into the house of the shepherd Karaivan, raping and killing his wife in full view ... See full summary »
Neli, a bright, young Bulgarian woman, engaged to a well-off American panics and runs back home. She reunites with her drifter friends and the wild life of her past. Among stray dogs and ... See full summary »
Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien ... See full summary »
At the airport, Slavi tells his life's story to a young customs officer. As children, Nelly promises Slavi to marry him. The two teenagers are passionately in love with each other but after... See full summary »
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 »
A 16-old girl runs away from a dangerous man and gets into a faraway village near the border. Soon she finds out the only inhabitants there - nine old men and women - make their living by ... See full summary »
Bulgarian director Konstantin Bojanov's award-winning feature film debut tells the story about Kamen, a young art student who sets out to hitchhike from Sofia to Ruse in order to attend his best friend's funeral. Out on the road waiting for a ride, he encounters a 17-year-old girl named Avé who tells him that she is going to see her grandmother who is terminally ill. Kamen believes her, but when they get a lift and end up in the same car, she begins to tell the driver untrue stories about herself and Kamen which amazes him.
This charming and reflective road-movie has a shifting and impending atmosphere, draws two converging studies of character and is a well-paced, humane and romantic drama which provides an intimate portrayal of a coincidental meeting between two opposite personalities who comes to know one another on a journey of discovery, which leads them through various Bulgarian landscapes. It is memorably acted by Ovanes Torosyan and Anyela Nedyalkova who delivers heartfelt and engaging acting performances in this notable Bulgarian production.
Konstantin Bojanov's subtle directing focuses on the dynamics within interpersonal relations and the condensed screenplay which he co-wrote with Arnold Barkus, depicts a rare connection which evolves between a provocative girl who lies with good intentions and a modest boy who finds himself drawn to a stranger who annoys and concerns him. A low-keyed, heartening and well photographed love-story which touches on universal themes.
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