1998

01.01.1998

TO THE WEST OF SOFIA

A film story about a man who loses his only home because he tries to legally build a dairy farm under prime-minister Videnov.
01.01.1998

MUDDLED WORLD

Uncle Methodi and aunt Budinka from the village of Lozen are industrious people, bound to their land and concerned about it. Until the restitution of the land within its actual limits is protracted for an indefinite period of time they, like many others, cultivate small pieces of land in the most primitive way, in order to make their living.
01.01.1998

THE PATIENCE OF THE STONE

In a God-forsaken village somewhere in the Eastern Rhodopes a bunch of old men carry on the remains of their days. They live bound the their own existence just like Sisyphus and the stone. The film story takes place within a single day – twenty four hours before Christmas.
01.01.1998

FSB AFTER 20 YEARS

A portrait of the Balkanton Formation Studio - FSB, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.
01.01.1998

INDIAN SUMMER

01.01.1998

THE TENTH CIRCLE

For the hero of this grotesque, The Man, the nine circles of Hell are nothing but a fun-fair pavilion, a Sunday stroll in Disneyland, a trip on the roller-coaster, a ride on the Ferris wheel. There are nine circles in hell but life is the tenth circle. Sartre says: Hell – these are the others. And maybe we all are hell… Jokingly, of course.
01.01.1998

WORM

Seven animated sketches:
01.01.1998

AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD

A funny and woeful story, resembling an old Jewish anecdote, aiming to wrap a comical framework around the dark sides of life. At the time the poorest neighborhood of Plovdiv was a unique European recess – the realm of perfect ethnic harmony, reigning among Bulgarians, Armenians, Turks, Jews, gypsies and Greeks. A priest, a rabbi and a hodjah and an antichrist, nicknamed The Boozer, are smitten with the same full-bosomed Turkish woman. Along with their rivalry, squabbles and good fellowship the first play-like love between their offsprings blossoms – between a Jewish boy and an Armenian girl. The political winds of the era blow away the idyll and separate the 12-years-old lovers. Years later the Jew, now a professor, and the Armenian woman – a piano teacher – reunited.
01.01.1998

WAGNER

This is a tragic comedy about the absurdity of one day in Elena’s life – whose job is working on the percussion press WAGNER of 1933 – about quite a common day in her life, in which her dream comes true. She gets an apartment on an installment plan. In this inclement day of November, she goes to have a look at her future property. Her happiness brings a soporific languor to her and she soon falls asleep in the empty flat. She wakes up late in the night feeling very hungry. So her trip up and down the floors of the block begins in search of a piece of bread. This is a story about the imaginary aims and ideals that will never come true.
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