BIFF 2020
Cinema Extraordinaire
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February

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Février
Frankrike / Bulgaria/ 2020/ 2 t. 5 min.
LANGUAGE:
bulgarsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Ivan Nalbantov, Kolyo Dobrev, Lachezar Dimitrov
DIRECTOR:
Kamen Kalev
WRITER:
Kamen Kalev
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Ivan Chertov
PRODUCER:
Céline Chapdaniel, Diane Jassem, Kamen Kalev, Filip Todorov
A quiet, wise and visually gorgeous gem from one of Bulgaria’s foremost filmmakers

FEBRUARY follows a goatherd from rural Bulgaria through three stages of his life – at the farm as an eight-year-old, in the army at 18 and back at the farm at age 82. The film is sparse on action and plot but wonderfully rich in atmosphere and evocative images that capture an invisible presence which gives the audience a deep sense of the protagonist’s connection to the landscape and his family tradition. Quiet, meditative and oddly affecting, Kamen Kalev’s fourth feature cements his status as one of Bulgaria’s foremost filmmakers.

Kamen Kalev

Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria) Filmography: FACE DOWN (2015), THE ISLAND (2011), EASTERN PLAYS (2009)