A free screening of The Good Postman @ Solidarity Festival in Sofia
When: 19 May, 19:00
Where: Dom na kinoto, Sofia
How: Free screening of the amazing movie The Good Postman directed by Tonislav Hristov
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. Ivan, the local postman, has a vision. He decides to run for mayor and turn the dying village alive by welcoming refugees. His opponents want to close their eyes, close down the border and reintroduce communism. As the campaign goes on, Ivan soon learns that while good intentions are not enough, even the smallest deeds matter.
Festivals and awards:
– Sundance Film Festival 2017, Nominated – Best World Cinema – Documentary
– IDFA, Amsterdam 2016, IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary
– Trieste Film Festival 2017, Balkans and Caucasus Observatory Award for Best Documentary in Competition
– Göteborg Film Festival 2017, Nominated – Best Nordic Documentary
– Tampere Film Festival 2017, Special Prize
– FIFDH Geneva 2017, Young Jury Award
– LET’S CEE Film Festival 2017, Special Mention
The movie is in Bulgarian with English subtitles.
It is a free entry screening but registration is planned on the spot so please make sure to arrive a bit earlier.
We’d like to thank the movie team for their kind support.
The Solidarity Festival (18-21 May 2017 in Sofia) is organized by Multi Kulti Collective and Caritas Sofia. It celebrates solidarity, empathy, understanding, tolerance in the broadest sense with a series of movie screenings, concerts, discussions, workshops, storytelling sessions, culinary, sport and more!
Solidarity Festivals are organized in Sofia, Belgrade, Tirana and Skopje in spring 2017 in the framework of the #CelebratingSolidarity project co-funded by the EU, Europe for Citizens programme.
Please expect more details for the festival shortly.