Paradise Hotel
dir. Sophia Tzavella, Bulgaria, 2010, 54 mins
Screening times
May 15 11:30, Kinoteka 4
May 9 15:30, Kinoteka 1
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The young Demir dreams of a wedding. But his Roma tower block at the outskirts of a provincial town in Bulgaria is no place for romance. 25 years ago it had all it takes for panel socialist heaven: from parquet floors to intercom, the coveted hot water central, street lamps, benches under murmuring apple trees. Someone called the place Paradise Hotel – and the name stuck. But now? The parquet disappeared. The water stopped. The lights went off. And if you cross the field behind Paradise Hotel, you will see Bozhidar “The God Given” who protects everyone from evil and excessive happiness in a documentary about panel integration, love, misery, a lot of dreams, a little lyrics and one Gypsy wedding.

Wybrane nagrody i festiwale /Selected festivals and awards: 2010 – Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Dokumentalnych Jihlava, Nominacja do Nagrody Złote Oko/Jihlava IFF, Nomination Silver Eye Award, 2010 – MFF Sarajewo/IFF Sarajewo, 2010 – Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Dokumentalnych w Iranie/ Iran International Documentary Film Festival.


Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov
Produkcja /Production: Agitprop Ltd., HBO Bulgaria

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