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Eastern Plays
Eastern Plays
7.3
/10
1,397 Ratings

EASTERN PLAYS

Directed by Kamen Kalev
Bulgaria, Sweden, 2009
Drama

Synopsis

Georgi is a typical schoolboy in search of an identity: lacking a guide, he ends up hanging out with the wrong people. Itso was a drug addict and is now undergoing a therapy that finds himself sinking in beers. Through them, we see post cold-war Bulgaria—its freedom, as well as its confusion.

Synopsis

Georgi is a typical schoolboy in search of an identity: lacking a guide, he ends up hanging out with the wrong people. Itso was a drug addict and is now undergoing a therapy that finds himself sinking in beers. Through them, we see post cold-war Bulgaria—its freedom, as well as its confusion.

Our take

Through the contrasting paths of two brothers, this impressive debut feature observes with detail and complexity the brutal reality of a nation whose future offers little hope. This portrait of post-soviet Bulgaria is both a touching tale and an electrifying cinematic experience.