March 18 – April 1


The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner
Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade
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The eventful life of Alexander – Alex – begins with his birthday. A few years later his parents decide to emigrate and he leaves Bulgaria for good. The family settles in Germany. When the political climate changes they decide to visit their old country once more but are involved in a car accident and only Alex survives. His grandfather Vasil goes over to see the young man, now suffering from memory loss, and when he sees that the pills prescribed for him aren’t working, he opts for his own course of therapy. He takes the self-assured young man home, to a picturesque Bulgarian town, where the latter starts remembering snippets of his childhood. Stefan Komandarev (42) studied film and television direction at the New Bulgarian University. After his feature debut "Dog’s Home", which won him the Golden Rose for debut film at Varna Film Festival and was also screened in Berlin and Montreal, he turned to documentary. He won the Silver Award at Tokyo film festival for his "The Way of Harmony" and "Bread over the Fence" was awarded Best East European Documentary Film in Leipzig. His second feature film "The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" has audience awards at 3 European film festivals and the Special award of the International jury at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
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