Bulgaria |
2023 |
100 мин.

Script: Boyan Biolchev
Director: Ivan Vladimirov
Cinematography: Rumen Vasilev
Music: Petko Manchev

Cast: Svejen Mladenov, Evelina Bibova, Matey Michev, Dobrin Dosev, Velislav Pavlov, Stanislav Peev, Ljudmila Slaneva, Ljubomir Bachvarov

Production: Miramar film – Ilian Djevelekov, Matey Konstantinov, Georgi Dimitrov, Mila Voinikova

Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

In the early 19th century, a plague is raging over the Bulgarian lands. A wealthy man, Chorbadji Yordan, and his son return from a pilgrimage to find their fellow villagers frightened and famished. The Black Death brings out the innermost human fears and revives atavistic instincts for survival.

Ivan Vladimirov graduated from the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in 2001. He is the author of the short film, Waltzes and Tangos in the Village of Whitewater (2007). Sneakers (2011, co-directed by actor/director Valeri Yordanov) is his feature film debut, winner of the Russian Film Clubs Special Mention at the Moscow IFF and the Special Jury Award at the Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature FF. Scenes from the Life of an Actress (2019) won three Golden Rose awards: Best Director, Best Screenplay, and the Special Jury Award.