In the early 1970s, a young man from a Bulgarian diplomatic family puts an end to his life. The family had recently returned from Prague. The father is torn apart by pain and guilt, the mother is silent. 43 years later, the sister seeks an open dialogue with her mother. Was her brother's suicide a personal drama or an act of political protest? The tangled family history is unraveled, revealing dramatic facts.
Albena Mihaylova (b. 1959 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is an artist, filmmaker and organizer. In 2009 she founded AM Contemporary in Basel, a platform for contemporary art, video and documentary film productions.
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Switzerland / Bulgaria 2016
75 min. color. DCP. BGR/d
Director: Albena Mihaylova
Cinematography: Vesselin Hristov, Albena Mihaylova, Reinhard Manz
Editing: Nina Altaparmakova
Music: Stefka Perifanova, piano
With: Slatka Mihaylova
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