Bulgaria, Germany 2017

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directed by Ilian Metev, drama, 82 min, eng subtitles, 12+ written by Ilian Metev, Betina Ip
with Mila Mihova, Nikolay Mashalov, Todor Veltchev

Tuesday 10.10.2017 - 19.00, Ciné Utopia
Wednesday 18.10.2017 - 18.30, Cinémathèque

The director of  the award-winning documentary Sofia's Last Ambulance,which debuted at Cannes Critics' Week in 2012, Ilian Metev, returns with his first narrative feature, a touching, genuine family portrait. ¾ is a true to life study of family bonds that looks at the lives and relationship of two siblings – Mila, a young pianist preparing for an important audition in Germany and her little brother Niki, fearing the imminent inevitable separation from his sister. Tudor, an astrophysics professor, their somehow distant father, fails to communicate fully with his kids. Not without importance is the marked absence of the fourth member of this family, the mother, a missing piece in the puzzle. A contemporary portrait of a family during their last summer together, this nuanced, naturalistic drama gives a convincing insight into miscommunication and loneliness, treading the fine line between fiction and documentary, with a touch of poetry hidden somewhere in between.

Locarno IFF 2017 (Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente)
Bulgarian National FF 2017 (Best Director)

¾ est une étude profonde des liens familiaux, qui reflète la vie et la relation de Mila et son petit frère Niki, avec leur père, un professeur d'astrophysique légèrement détaché. Portrait authentique et touchant d'une famille au cours de leur dernier été ensemble, ce drame nuancé et naturaliste apporte une vision convaincante de l'incompréhension et de la solitude au sein du foyer familial.

Locarno IFF 2017 (Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente)
Bulgarian National FF 2017 (Meilleur réalisateur)

http://cineuropa.org/vd.aspx?t=video&l=en&did=332909 http://sutorkolonko.de/films/34.html http://www.cineuropa.org/f.aspx?t=film&l=en&did=331462 http://www.cineuropa.org/it.aspx?t=interview&l=en&did=332945