Good Postman, The


Hyvä postimies
reż|dir Tonislav Hristov | FI, BG | 2016 | 83 min
prod|pro Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg scen|wr Tonislav Hristov, Lubomir Tsvetkov zdj|ph Orlin Ruevski muz|mus Petar Dundakov mon|ed Nikolai Hartmann dys|dis Against Gravity


The film features the inhabitants of a small Bulgarian town bordering with Turkey, who are faced with the decision whether to accept immigrants. In the wake of the current immigration crisis, the town ended up on the trail of people seeking asylum in Europe. The titular character Ivan sees the influx of new inhabitants as an opportunity to develop his hometown, which had been abandoned by nearly all the young people. Soon, the 38 townspeople entitled to vote will have to make a choice between Ivan, the founder of a communist party, and the current, conservative mayor.

2017 Sundance FF — nominated for Grand Jury Prize
2017 Docs Against Gravity — special mention; nominated for Amnesty International Award

Tonislav Hristov (1978) Bulgarian filmmaker who emigrated to Finland in his youth days. Rules of Single Life, his full-feature debut, won the award for best documentary film at the Sofia International Film Festival. His subsequent films gained recognition at film festivals as well, among others in Karlovy Vary, Sarajevo, IDFA, Hot Docs, Visions du Réel Nyon, and Tribeca FF.

2016 Dobry listonosz|Hyvä postimies|The Good Postman
2015 Once Upon a Dream – A Journey to the Last Spaghetti Western
2014 Love & Engineering
2013 Soul Food Stories
2011 Rules of Single Life

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow