Friday 23rd February 2:30 PM - Alhambra
DetailsDirector: Stephan Komandarev Country: Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia
Cert: TBC Year: 2017 Length: 103 minsLanguage: Bulgarian
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Score: 76.4% Attendance: 100
A road movie set in present day Bulgaria, a country remains optimistic, mainly because all the realists and pessimists have left. At a meeting with his banker, a small business owner, who drives a cab to make ends meet, discovers the bribe he will have to pay to get a loan has doubled. The ethics board that reviewed his complaint about extortion now wants its share of the action. At his wit's end, he takes drastic action sparking a national debate on talk radio about how despair has taken over civil society. Meanwhile, six taxi drivers and their passengers move through the night, each in hope of finding a brighter way forward.
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Komandarev's empathy for people struggling to survive as best they can is palpable and admirable