Directed by Tonislav Hristov
Starring: Malin Krastev, Slava Doycheva, Gerasim Georgiev
Drama - Bulgaria, Finland, Sweden - 2023 - 1h37min
Spoken in Bulgarian and Finnish, subtitled in English and Romanian
Ivan, a Bulgarian taxi driver living at the Golden Sands tourist resort, is saving money in order to go back to Finland to meet his wife and son, and to make amends for his past mistakes.
Money is tight and Ivan is forced to get creative in order to earn faster. This leads him into problems. And if he even gets to another side of Europe, is it possible to fix what has once been broken?
"Hristov's documentary flair is always visible, the camera closely following the micro-expressions of the protagonist as he searches for his place in the world. In fact, the film's most accomplished shot is the one where the documentary side is most striking: a rapid succession of Syrian migrants' faces in the backseat of Ivan's taxi" (Camillo De Marco, cineuropa.org).
Sofia International Film Festival (Best Bulgarian Debut Film), Bergamo Film Meeting (international competition).
Screening followed by a QA with producer Kaarle Aho