In the span of twenty-four hours, the fate of various people’s lives will collide and be affected during each individuals taxi ride. All are victims of the decline of a suffering nation.
We drive through the streets of the city of Sofia and look through the eyes of drivers and clients as hope slowly creeps in. We see that each decision we make has a ripple effect on others. We learn that even one person’s death could give another the chance at a new life. That just one simple act of kindness will indeed make a difference.
These stories are about love and indifference, about devotion and loneliness; all connected by a radio show that poses questions but gives no answers. This is a story about a society’s need for a new DIRECTION even if it was as invasive as open heart surgery.

  • Director

    Stephan Komandarev

  • Version

    Bulgarian / English
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Stephan Komandarev, Katya Trichkova, Stelios Ziannis, Vera Weit, Vladimir Anastasov, Angela Nestorovska
    (Argo Film, Aktis Film Production, Sektor Film Production)

  • Cast

    Anna Komandareva, Vassil Vasilev-Zuek, Ivan Barnev, Borislava Stratieva, Georgi Kadurin, Assen Blatechki, Dobrin Dossev, Gerasim Georgiev, Irini Jambonas, Vasil Banov, Julian Vergov, Stefka Yanorova, Nikolay Urumov, Sofia Bobcheva, Troyan Gogov

  • Genre


  • Running Time

    103 min.

  • Release

    January 26, 2018

  • Festivals

    Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard | Sarajevo Film Festival – Competition | Toronto International Film Festival | Vancouver Film Festival 2017 | Bergen International Film Festival | Beirut International Film Festival – Haifa International Film Festival – Golden Anchor Competition | Filmfest Hamburg | Festival do Rio 2017 | Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg | Ghent International Film Festival | Busan International Filmfestival | Warsaw Film Festival | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival | Glasgow Film Festival | Bengaluru International Film Festival | 21st Annual European Union Film Festival (Chicago) | Cleveland International Film Festival | Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival | Transilvania International Film Festival | Brussels International Film Festival

  • Awards

    Sarajevo Film Festival - Special Jury Mention | Cineast FF Luxembourg Critic’s Prize | Haifa Film Festival - Golden Anchor Competition - Special Jury Mention | Best Script Gijon Int’ Film Festival

  • Year


  • Status


credits not contractual