2003

01.01.2003

WHY IS HEAVEN SO HIGH?

An interpretation of Bulgarian folkloric myths. Long ago – in the very beginning – Heaven was very near to the Earth and God kept a close eye on his creations. But people grew up to be so troublesome that God lifted his heavenly lodging very high. Even the Devil wanted to escape from this chaotic and hectic place – the world of people.
01.01.2003

ONE CALORIE OF TENDERNESS

One Calorie of Tenderness is a dramatic story about the lives of five women from different generations. One of them is Nadezhda, a divorced woman, who has raised her two children all by herself and has a successful career in science. She is on the verge of a crucial decision to get married for the second time. Her daughter is leaving to take her postgraduate degree and her son enlists the Army. Nadezhda is about to get her PhD degree and to live in peace and harmony with the man she loves. She informs her beloved ones about her decisions and the response is unexpected and dramatic.
01.01.2003

SLAPSTICK

A hilarious, bright clown is delivering a frantic show before the audience, but different failures seemed to be happening in the course of his performance. The enchanting show ends with bursting the balloons, on which spectators have been flying so that in the end becomes clear that everything has been one teetotum above the bed of a baby-clown that starts crying; a mother-clown gets in the baby-clown’s room in a clown’s world.
01.01.2003

ALPHABET OF HOPE

The children of two families – one Christian, one Muslim, have to travel in difficult conditions many kilometers every day to reach the last remaining open school in a frontier area located between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. What gives hope to these people in their life in an abandoned region with a complicated historical background?
01.01.2003

PEACE, AS IF AT WAR

An idyll, presented in the style of an embroidered wall hanging, normally hung behind cooking stoves. A mother sends her child to play at war. Time passes and he comes back from the game, unshaven, weak and lame.
01.01.2003

RE-ENACTMENT

The daily grind of several people from a town in the country. Their lives pass between the efforts to make both ends meet, family concerns and the pub. But there is a day each year, when people put aside their dull roles and start feeling themselves important and significant. They assume the leading parts in the Re-enactment: the traditional staging of the outbreak of the April Uprising, to mark the day of Koprivshtitsa town.
01.01.2003

MYTHOLOGY

Film-grotesque. A peculiar aspect of the boring daily grind of “a reasonable man”, who is burdened with myths, desires, instincts, and whose very being provokes the downfall of mythology and the mythology of downfall.
01.01.2003

THE WIND OF THE BARE MOON

A movie about the poverty and loneliness of the people in a village – bloodstained by political violence in 1923, and nowadays, fallen victim to politicians and cheats.
01.01.2003

NIGHT SPIDER MY HOPE

The little night spider is a wizard. He makes children’s dreams come true. Yet friendship is also a big magic.
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