The Bulgarian submission selection committee chose the film LOSERS by Ivaylo Hristov as a Bulgarian entry for 2017 Best Foreign Language Film Award.
Bulgaria, 2015, 96 min
Script: Ivaylo Hristov
Director: Ivaylo Hristov
Cinematography: Emil Hristov
Music: Kiril Donchev
Cast: Elena Telbis, Ovanes Torosyan, Deyan Donkov, Georgi Gotsin, Plamen Dimov
Production: Asen Vladimirov
With the support of: Bulgarian National Film Center
Elena, Koko, Patso and Gosho are high school students in a small town. Koko is in love with Elena. The girl dreams to be a singer. She is excited about a visiting concert of a famous rock band. The event shakes up the town, giving birth to new love affairs, disappointments and complicated relationships.
Golden Rose 2015 – Best Feature Film, Best Actress Award (Elena Telbis), The Critics Guild Award (UBF), People’s Choice Award, Accredited Journalists’ Award;
Moscow ’15 – Golden St. George, Russian Film Clubs Federation Award, Russian Film Critics Award;
CinEast ’15 – Audience Award
Sofia Film Fest 2016 – Ubfm's Film Critics Guild Award.
IVAYLO HRISTOV has worked extensively as a director and actor in theater and film production. He is an award winner of numerous Bulgarian and international prizes. He is also a professor of Acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. Some of his works are: Emigrants (2003) as a co-director with Ludmil Todorov; My Friends Call Me Uncle (2006) – scriptwriter and director; and Footsteps in the Sand (2010) – scriptwriter and director.