Film - International Independents Filmfest 2016


Directed by Ivaylo Hristov


Director: Ivaylo Hristov
Section: International Independents
Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2015
Language: Bulgarian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Elena Telbis, Deyan Donkov, Ovanes Torosyan, Georgi Gotsin, Plamen Dimov



Elena, Koko, Patso and Gosho are high school students in a small town. Koko is in love with Elena. Elena dreams of being a singer. She is excited about the upcoming concert of a famous rock band. The event shakes up the town, giving birth to new love affairs, disappointments and complicated relationships. Won numerous prizes including the FIPRESCI Award at San Sebastian and Best Film at Moscow IFF.

Meet the director


Ivaylo Hristov

Ivaylo Hristov was born in 1955 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He majored in Acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, graduating in 1980. Acted more than 50 parts on stage, and more than twenty in feature films. He has directed 35 different plays and is the winner of numerous awards. Hristov is currently a professor of acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. He is author of the book "The Actor in Cinema" and one of the founders of prestigious Bulgarian theatre award Askeer. EMIGRANTS (2003) won Best Film at Bulgarian National Film Fest and Sofia Film Fest, MY FRIENDS CALL ME UNCLE (2006) screened at Prix Europa, and FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND (2010) won Best Balkan Film at Sofia.


Screenplay: Ivaylo Hristov
Director of Photography: Emil Christov
Film Editor: Toma Waszarow
Composer: Kiril Donchev
Production Designer: Mira Kalanova
Costume Design: Marina Yaneva
Sound: Svetlozar Georgiev
Producer: Assen Vladimirov
Production Company: Pro Film