THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER (Germany)

A story about a Bulgarian boy who grows up to be a German man. After a car accident Alex can’t even remember his name.  In an attempt to cure him from amnesia, his grandfather, Bai Dan (Miki Manojlovic, IRINA PALM), comes over to Germany and organizes a spiritual journey back to Bulgaria and Alex’s past.


Director:  Stephan Komandarev
Writers:  Ilija Trojanow (Novel); Stephan Komandarev, Yurii Dachev, Dusan Milic (Screenplay)
Distributor:  Sofia International Film Festival
Genre:  Drama
Runtime:  105 minutes
Country:  Bulgaria | Germany | Slovenia | Hungary
Language:  Bulgarian | German | Italian | Slovenian w/English subtitles
Rating:  Not rated

FESTIVALS: Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic; Warsaw International FilmFest, Poland; Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina; European Film Market, Germany; Dublin Film Festival, Ireland; Febio Film Festival, Czech Republic; Cannes Film Market, France; European Union Film Festival, Canada; Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA; Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA; Keswick Film Festival, UK; Mamers en Mars Film Festival, France; EU Film Days, Japan; Cine Europa Film Festival, Philippines; Tallgrass Film Festival, USA

AWARDS: Bergen International Film Festival, Norway, Jury Award; Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria, Audience Award, Best Bulgarian Feature Film; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, Don Quixote Award; Warsaw International Film Festival, Special Jury Award; Zurich Film Festival, Audience Award

Official Website w/trailer

Posted in 2011 Screenings, Screening Archive