:THE GOOD POSTMAN
Finland/Bulgaria, 2016, 80 min
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A small Bulgarian village just by the Turkish border has been resisting foreign invaders since the times of the Ottoman Empire. Now its electorate of 38 elderly Bulgarians is facing a tough decision. The Great Gate, as the village has been called for centuries because of its location, has found itself in the middle of a European crisis, as at nights asylum seekers sneak passing the border. The forgotten village has become the most important secret loophole of Europe.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Tonislav Hristov, born 1978, is a Bulgarian filmmaker, living in Finland since moving there for his film studies in 2001. In 2008, he directed his first documentary film “Family Fortune” for the Finnish Broadcasting Company and Bulgarian National Television. His first feature length documentary “Rules of Single Life” premiered in Finnish cinemas in 2011. The film won best documentary award at Sofia International Film Festival and was shown at many others. “The Good Postman” is his sixth documentary film as director.
IDFA 2016. Sundance 2017. Doc Aviv 2017. Justice Matters Award - Washington DC FF 2017. Special Prize – Tampere FF 2017. Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Award – Trieste FF 2017. Millennium Award, Special Mention - Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2017. Göteborg FF 2017. Full Frame DFF 2017.
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