Before Life, After Death (Predi Zjivota, Sled Smartta)

German Premiere

Screenings: Friday, March 24, 2006, 20:30 and Saturday, March 25, 2006, 15:00 (SALTY)


Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Year of Production: 2005
Duration: 15′
Category: Fiction

Director: Dragomir Sholev
Screenplay: Dragomir Sholev
Cinematographer: Krum Rodriguez
Music: Ani Manazian
Art Direction: Iva Petrova, George Iakimov
Producer: Lachezar Velinov
Cast: Valentin Ganev, Dani Rashev, Ilia Bekirov, Teodor Borisov-Teo, Svezjen Mladenov, Dimitur Sardzjev

Synopsis: End of war. An army officer is executing the last prisoners-of-war in front of his own troop. Their only chance for survival is playing Beethoven’s symphony on the violin. To him this mortal ritual costs more than the lives of his soldiers, and his own.

Festivals & Awards: Lozd 2005 (Golden Tadpode), Next Reel Film Fest New York 2005 (Best Cinematography), Sofia Film Fest 2005, Sarajevo Film Fest 2005 (Jameson Award)