Directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Luybomir Mladenov, Nadejda Koseva, Theodore Ushev, Vladimir Lyutskanov, omnibus, 90 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Georgi Gospodinov
With Irmena Chichikova, Simon Varsano, Tsvetan Aleksiev, Hristo Dimitrov-Hindo, Georgi Gospodinov, Svetlana Yancheva, Ivan Barnev
An anthology film composed of six shorts directed by young film directors representing new voices of Bulgarian cinema (among them Oscar-nominated animator Theodore Ushev, as well as directing duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov – The Lesson, CinEast 2015), 8 Minutes and 19 Seconds tells engaging stories revolving around the subject of personal apocalypse, inspired by the writings of the famous Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov.
8 minutes and 19 seconds – that’s all the time we have until the news about the death of the sun reaches us. That's the time it takes for the light to travel from there to here. And then the darkness comes… But the theme of this Apocalypse is not necessarily going to be expressed through a global cataclysm, horsemen of the apocalypse, angels of death, fire and destruction. It will rather be shown as something very personal, intimate and almost silent.