BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire
The World is Big

The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Svetat e goljam i spasenie debne otvsjakade
Bulgaria/Ungarn/Tyskland/Slovenia / 2008 / 105 min
DIRECTOR:
Stephan Komandarev
Who am I?

When Alex is a young boy, him and his family leave their native Bulgaria. After an eventful trek through Europe, they finally settle down in Germany. Years later, they embark on a journey back to the old country, when they are involved in a violent car crash, of which Alex is the only survivor. Suffering from amnesia, he is visited by his grandfather Vasil, who takes the young man to a small rural Bulgarian village, where Alex's childhood memories slowly emerge.

Stephan Komandarev

Stephan Komandarev (b. 1966) studied film at The New Bulgarian University and made his feature film debut with DOG'S HOME in 2000. He then turned to documentary filmmaking, directing such films as THE WAY OF HARMONY (2001), BREAD OVER THE FENCE (2002) and ALPHABET OF HOPE (2004). THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER is his second feature film.