Based on real events, the script written by Simeon Ventsislavov and Stephan Komandarev interweaves six contemporary taxi drivers’ stories and a free interpretation of Anton Chekhov’s short story Grief.
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What demands to be stated outright from the outset is that DIRECTIONS has found a commendable sui generis way of 'doing' political cinema. It is also sophisticated in terms of the frame it imposes on proceedings, allowing the separate stories to gracefully coalesce around one another. Many parts are strong, many parts weak. As one would expect. The city of Sofia itself is one of the most interesting characters.
Stephan Komandarev s'est inspiré d'un faits divers qui avait ému tout le pays pour son nouveau film : sur les banquettes des taxis bulgares, il explore sans concession une nation en quête de repères. Chronique complète à lire sur Citazine : http://www.citazine.fr/article/taxi-sofia-au-coeur-de-nuit-bulgare