Directions / Посоки
Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia 2107

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directed by Stephan Komandarev, drama, 103 min, eng subtitles, 16+ written by Stephan Komandarev, Simeon Ventsislavov
with Ivan Barnev, Georgi Kadurin, Borisleva Stratieva, Anna Komandareva

Monday 9.10.2017 - 20.30, Cinémathèque
Thursday 12.10.2017 - 21.00, Ciné Utopia

Premiered in Cannes, Directions is the fifth feature film of Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev, a film  that serves up a slice of sharp social criticism. At a meeting with his banker, a small business owner, who drives a cab to make ends meet, discovers how much of a bribe he has to pay to get his loan doubled. The ethics board that reviewed his complaint about extortion now wants its share of the action. At his wit’s end, he shoots the banker and then himself. The incident sparks a national radio debate on how despair has taken over society. Meanwhile, five taxi drivers and their passengers travel through the night, each hoping to find a brighter path forward. Directions is a road movie through the dystopia of present day Bulgaria, a country that (as one of the protagonists points out) remains optimistic mainly because all the realists and pessimists have left.


Bulgarian National FF 2017 (Honourable mention of the Jury)

With the support of

Au cours d'une nuit, cinq chauffeurs de taxi et leurs passagers se déplacent dans la capitale, chacun dans l'espoir de trouver un avenir moins sombre. Directions est un road movie à travers la dystopie qu’est aujourd'hui la Bulgarie, un pays qui, comme le suggère l'un des protagonistes, reste optimiste, principalement parce que tous les réalistes et les pessimistes sont partis.

Bulgarian National FF 2017 (Honourable mention du Jury)

Avec le soutien de