(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.
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.
Nothing particularly brilliant, mostly forgettable actually, but I was in the right mood and I got exactly what I expected. It has its lame moments (I admit I skipped a couple whiny scenes in Ruse, and the ending didn't conclude anything at all) but some beautiful ones, too: I really liked how their relationship started out, and evolved. And – well, it always helps having as a main character a pretty face like that.
Une première oeuvre bulgare plutôt attachante, dépositaire d'une diffuse mélancolie existentielle, sous forme de road-movie débonnaire qui permet de croquer quelques personnages épars en bordure de leurs déficiences relationnelles, à travers les confrontations souvent heurtées avec notre singulier couple en persistances errance / déshérence, vers des lendemains désenchantés... www.cinefiches.com