V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

3/4

V' 17

3/4

Ilian Metev
BG/D, 2017
Fiction, 82min, OmeU

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3/4

Ilian Metev
BG/D, 2017
Fiction, 82min, OmeU

Actors: 
Mila Mikhova
Mila
Todor Velchev
Todor
Simona Genkova
Piano teacher
Kaloyan Georgiev
Kalo
Niki Mashalov
Niki
Screenplay: 
Ilian Metev
Betina Ip
Sound: 
Mirko Reinhard
Camera: 
Julian Atanassov
Editor: 
Ilian Metev
Composer: 
Filip Popov

Production: 
Sutor Kolonko
Chaconna Films
World Sales: 
Artscope, a label of Memento Films International
Format: 
DCP
Color

3/4 follows Mila, a young pianist who dreams of winning an audition allowing her to move to Germany and further her studies there. A shy, introverted teenager, she almost crumbles under the pressure. Niki, her little brother, is doing everything in his power to annoy and distract Mila. Meanwhile their father, Todor, a physics professor, seems more eager to discuss complicated theories than pay his son and daughter any attention.
In the middle of this triangle Metev finds a generous space in which to study relationships, expectations, and the familiar contradictions of our actions and reactions towards our (not always so) dear ones. Is Mila’s family dysfunctional? Certainly not. But is it really functional? Between these two ever changing borders anything can happen and everything does happen. This context also receives a mysterious makeover when a never-seen mother is mentioned, and her obvious absence gives a whole new dimension to family pressures and the daily tug of wars. (Stefan Dobroiu)

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