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Competition Programme - Feature Film: DIRECTIONS

Second regional premiere in the Competition programme of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival took place tonight in the National Theatre in Sarajevo, when the feature film DIRECTIONS by Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev was shown.

At a meeting with his banker, a small business owner – who drives a cab to make ends meet – discovers the bribe he will have to pay to get a loan has doubled. The ethics board that reviewed his complaint about extortion now wants its share of the action. At his wit's end, the man shoots the banker and then himself. The incident sparks national debate on talk radio about how despair has taken over civil society. Meanwhile, five taxi drivers and their passengers move through the night, each hoping to find a brighter way forward.
 
Director: Stephan Komandarev

Cast: Vasil Vasilev, Ivan Barnev, Assen Blatechki, Irini Zhambonas, Vasil Banov, Troyan Gogov, Dobrin Dosev, Guerassim Guerguiev, Dimitar Banenkin, Stephan Denolyubov 

Stephan Komandarev

2017 – POSOKI / DIRECTIONS

2014 – SADILISHTETO / THE JUDGMENT

2010 – THE TOWN OF BADANTE WOMEN (documentary)

2008 – SVETAT E GOLYAM I SPASENIE DEBNE OTVSYAKADE / THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER

2003 – AZBUKA NA NADEJDATA / ALPHABET OF HOPE (documentary)

2002 – HLYAB NAD OGRADATA / BREAD OVER THE FENCE (documentary)

1999 – PANSION ZA KUCHETA / DOG'S HOME

A TALE OF THREE SISTERS closed this year’s Competition Programme – Feature Film
CAT IN THE WALL Shown Tonight at the National Theatre
The International Premiere of the Film MO
The World Premiere of HEIDI
The Regional Premiere of TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE