Bulgaria |
2022 |
102 мин.

Script: Delyana Maneva
Director: Victor Bojinov
Cinematography: Anton Bakarski
Music: Petar Doundakov, with the special appearance of Lisa Gerrard

Cast: Alexander Kenderov, Diana Dimitrova, Hristo Petkov, Snejana Makaveeva, Benoît Maréchal, Venzislav Sariev, Dimitar Sulev, Ivan Savov, Zvetan Apostolov

Production: Gala Film – Galina Toneva, Kiril Kirilov
Co-Production: Magic Shop, Maxim 15, Concept Studio and Leon Audio

Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center

Rural commune meets boot camp: whilst some are looking for happiness and freedom in an abandoned mountain village, others down in the valley work with almost merciless discipline to free drug addicts from their addictions. When a youngster escapes from the rehab facility to the mountains a conflict arises in the non-conformist idyll.

Festivals & Awards: Cottbus 2021/HITS – International Premiere

Victor Bojinov is a Bulgarian film director. He studied in the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov”and a number of his short films produced during his studies participated in the competition programs of some of the most prestigious short film festivals (Karlovy Vary, Munich, Oberhausen, Tampere, Clermont Ferrand, Drama).

He began his career as a First Assistant Director working alongside directors such as Regis Varnier, Volker Schlöndorff, Uli Edel, Michael Apted, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani and Timur Bekmabetov. As the production of local content TV series in Bulgaria intensified in 2010, Victor started directing and participated in the creation of a number of the most successful Bulgarian TV series like “Undercover”, “Glass House”, “Liaisons” and has more than 60 hours of production.

“Heights” was Victor’s first feature film as a Director. It was received extremely well, both by critics and the general public in Bulgaria. In the pandemic year 2021, his second feature film “The Naked Truth About Zhiguli Group”, became the TOP 2 title at the local box office for the last 30 years.