Stephan Komandarev // Bulgaria, Germany, North Macedonia, 2017
Fiction Feature // FF2017
»God abandoned this country a long time ago«: Bulgaria, a broken society, consumed with greed, violence and social division. A handful of taxi drivers are on the road with their fares. Each journey illustrates a different section of society, in which ethics have been replaced by egotism and excess. When one of the drivers shoots a banker who has suddenly demanded twice the usual bribe for a loan, the news spreads like wildfire among the other drivers. Is the perpetrator a murderer or a hero? Directions is an episodic portrait of a European country heading for the abyss.
DirectorSTEPHAN KOMANDAREV (*1966) received numerous international prizes for The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Just Around the Corner (2008) and The Judgment (2014).
Bulgaria, Germany, North Macedonia
OV with English subtitles
Simeon Ventsislavov, Stephan Komandarev
Vassil Vasilev–Zuek, Ivan Barnev, Assen Blatechki, Dobrin Dosev, Guerassim Gueorguiev, Irini Zhambonas, Vasil Banov, Troyan Gogov, Dimitar Banenkin, Stefan Denolyubov
Stephan Komandarev, Katya Trichkova, Stelios Ziannis, Vera Weit, Vladimir Anastasov, Angela Nestorovska
Argo Film Ltd.; Aktis Film Production; Sektor Film
Stelios Ziannis, Aktis Film: firstname.lastname@example.org