Ilian Metev

United Kingdom, Bulgaria / 2008 / 34'

The film is a tale about the slow death of Goleshovo, a forgotten town in the mountains of Bulgaria. Here, a handful of old people struggle for survival. A couple fights with their old donkey, a forgetful priest leads his congregation into confusion and a woman tries to cheer up her friends with her songs. Only one question reverberates in the air: will their children ever return?


Ilian Metev

He works for video production design and communication agencies. He grew up with a violin in his hand and then started studying film-making and in 2008 he graduated from the National Film and Television School with a MA in Documentary Direction. His graduation film Goleshovo has been shown at numerous festivals and has won a BBC Development Award, the Prize for Best Student Film at Kyiv International Film Festival and the Talent Dove in Leipzig.

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