October 17, 2016
in Category: Bulgaria, Docs, Festival, Finland, IDFA
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THE GOOD POSTMAN by Tonislav Hristov

(2016, Finland/Bulgaria, 82 min, world premiere)

A small and stubborn Bulgarian village facing the Turkish border has been resisting foreign invaders since the times of the Roman and Ottoman Empires. Now its electorate of 38 elderly Bulgarians is deciding on future of Europe.

The Great Gate, as the village has been called for centuries because of its location on the doorsteps of the former Ottoman Empire, has found itself in the middle of European crisis, as at nights asylum seekers sneak across the border causing fear and unrest. Once again the sleepy and forgotten village has become the most important secret loophole of Europe.

Postman Ivan has a new political vision. He decides to run for mayor to bring the dying village to life by welcoming refugees. His opponents want either to close their eyes or close down the border and reintroduce communism. Busy on the campaign trail while delivering the mail, Ivan soon learns that while good intentions are not enough, even the smallest deeds matter.

Press & Industry Screening:
Thu, Nov 17, 14:00 at Tuschinski 3

Public Screenings:
Sat, Nov 19, 15:45 at Munt 11 (world premiere)
Tue, Nov 22, 21:15 at Tuschinski 5
Wed, Nov 23, 11:30 at Tuschinski 4
Fri, Nov 25, 11:45 at EYE Cinema 1
Sat, Nov 26, 14:45 at Munt 9

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