Fear

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Film Info
Original Title:Starh
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Comedy
Drama
Dramedy
Immigration
Dark Comedy
Satire
Black Perspectives
Human Rights
Release Year:2020
Runtime:100 min
Country/Region:Bulgaria
Language:Bulgarian
English
Print Source:Film Movement
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgLO6cNTmTQ
Cast/Crew
Director:Ivaylo Hristov
Producer:Assen Vladimirov
Cinematographer:Emil Christov
Screenwriter:Ivaylo Hristov
Editor:Toma Waszarow
Composer:Kiril Donchev
Principal Cast:Svetlana Yancheva
Michael Flemming
Ivan Savov
Stoyan Bochev
Krassimir Dokov
Miroslava Gogovska

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A beautifully-made film that astutely balances dry humor with important contemporary drama, this clever, impressively scripted and wonderfully performed feature manages the rare feat of being compassionate and provocative while also delivering striking moments of absurdist humor.

In a period when the subject of immigration is very much in the headlines this is very much a film for our times. It centers on Svetlana (Svetlana Yancheva, a dead ringer for Frances McDormand, as is her tough-as-nails character), a widowed, former school teacher in a blighted village in Eastern Europe. Several of the locals nurse an unrequited passion for Svetlana, but she brusquely dismisses their advances. These rejections help fuel small-town xenophobia into overdrive when Svetlana takes in Bamba (Michael Fleming), a Malian doctor trying to make his way to Germany. Winner, Grand Prize, Tallinn Black Nights; Best Film, Varna. Please be aware: some dialogue contains racial slurs. (Alissa Simon)


Director Biography

Ivaylo Hristov

Born in 1955 in Sofia, Bulgaria, Ivaylo Hristov is an actor and director who graduated from the department of acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. With dozens of acting credits in both stage and cinema, Hristov turned to filmmaking, and is the director of the features Emigrants (Emigranti) (2002), Footsteps in the Sand (Stapki v pyasaka) (2010), Losers (Karatsi) (2015) and his most recent film, Fear (Strah) (2020).


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