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The Beast Is Still Alive (2016)

While the left idea conceived by Karl Marx gains popularity around the world, a country from the former Socialist block is torn apart by Communist apparatchiks and informers. 25 years after... See full summary »
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Rousy Chanev Rousy Chanev ... The granddad
Vesela Kazakova Vesela Kazakova ... The granddaughter
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While the left idea conceived by Karl Marx gains popularity around the world, a country from the former Socialist block is torn apart by Communist apparatchiks and informers. 25 years after the fall of Communism a young Bulgarian opens her Grandad's Secret Service file to unravel the past and find answers to why the Socialist idea had failed so badly in reality. When reading the file entitled "Beast" she realizes that the Red Beast has never left Bulgaria. In a semi-mystic dialogue with her Granddad, visualized with animated sequences she restores the collective memory of generations so far apart.

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11 November 2016 (Bulgaria) See more »

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In July 2017, "The Beast Is Still Alive" was awarded Best Documentary Film in Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, in India. See more »

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The Beast is still alive by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova
16 December 2016 | by boris-loukanovSee all my reviews

A semi-mystic dialogue between young woman and her dead granddad about the left idea, its consequences in nowadays Bulgaria as well as its recent rise globally. Synopsis: While the left idea conceived by Karl Marx gains popularity around the world, a country from the former Socialist block is torn apart by Communist apparatchiks and informers. 25 years after the fall of Communism a young Bulgarian opens her Grandad's Secret Service file to unravel the past and find answers to why the Socialist idea had failed so badly in reality. When reading the file entitled "Beast" she realizes that the Red Beast has never left Bulgaria. In a semi-mystic dialogue with her Granddad, visualized with animated sequences she restores the collective memory of generations far apart.


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