Director: Sotir Gelev Country: Bulgaria year: 2022 Running Time: 1:17:44 Technique: 3D computer Category: Feature film [over 45 min] Producer: Penko Gelev, Sotir Gelev Distributor: no distributor The program:
The film is composed of two separate stories in parallel.
Maximilian narrates to Maria, who is seriously ill, a mysterious story from his childhood - how he felt in love with a beautiful statue. The loss of the statue affects his whole life. Maximilian becomes a sculptor in search of mean to ...
Sotir Gelev is a Bulgarian filmmaker, writer and artist. His first animated film, "The Chicken", was part of the Berlinale selection in 1984, and won the Golden Dove price in Leipzig the same year.
He is also the author and illustrator of several children's book who has won many national literature and illustration awards.
In the 1980s he drew and wrote series of comics for the magazine "Duga" which has cult status in Bulgaria. After 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Sofia Comics Expo, which is attended by hundreds of artists from all over the world. He is also one of the founder members of the National Prize "Alexander Denkov" for contribution to the art of comics.
In the 1990s, he worked as a special effects supervisor and art director for many Bulgarian films.
Sotir Gelev is a screenwriter and director of numerous fiction and animated films, including two feature films. As producer he has produced several Bulgarian feature films, documentaries and animation films, as well as children's television series, which have won numerous national and international awards.