While hitchhiking to get to his friend’s funeral, Kamen meets Avé, a 17-year-old runaway girl who is looking for her drug addict brother. With each ride they hitch, Avé invents new identities for them, and gets Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble.
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Everything in this film worked for me - the actors, the setting, the memories, the music, the camera work, the dirty city, the scattered countryside, the last song by Catherine Feeny. The fact that there were over 100 people at the U.S. premiere was also nice. After 20 years of random attempts, Bulgarian cinema is finally waking up!
Strange and quite depressing road movie. The relation between the two main characters grows very slowly, as she keeps lying about everything. She is both beautiful, mysterious, annoying, childish at the same time. I was curious to see what bulgarian cinema would be like. It has its own atmosphere, do not compare it to the neighbours.
(3.5 stars) The movie walks the line of falling into a really depressing place, but never really sinks completely. The strength of the main actors carries us through. Anjela Nedyalkova in particular is extremely likable in her grifter-like character. I'm not sure there is a lot to be taken away from this film, but it is a pretty engaging ride throughout.
Ce road movie bulgare empreint d'une grande mélancolie ne manque vraiment pas de charme. Les situations, les personnages et les acteurs sonnent juste, les paysages brumeux et les intérieurs décatis participent bien à l'atmosphère languissante et désabusée de l'histoire. Dans ce monde en crise, la jeunesse se cherche dans la fuite, à défaut de vraies perspectives. La mise en scène reste trop conventionnelle. (3,5 / 5)
It didn't quite hit me even though I enjoyed the sober grey-blue mood and the evolving depressive entanglement between characters and their environment. Also nice composition to look at, formed with odd cars and open cloudy rural landscapes in which this destructive romanticism inhabited by the characters could find its echo.