THE GOOD POSTMAN by Tonislav Hristov
(2016, Finland/Bulgaria, 82 min, North American 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.
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Press & industry screening:
Mon, Jan 23, 6:00pm at Holiday Village Cinema 2
Fri, Jan 20, 3:00pm at Sundance Mountain Resort
Mon, Jan 23, 12:15pm at Temple Theater
Tue, Jan, 24, 10:00pm at Redstone Cinema 2
Wed, Jan 25, 3:00pm at Broadway Centre Cinema 6
Fri, Jan 27, 9:00am at Yarrow Hotel Theater
Sat, Jan 28, 3:15pm at Holiday Village Cinema 2