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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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