A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens.
A world instantly transformed by ideologies, regimes and dreams of economic prosperity. The tales of characters whose lives intersect in a sinister past, nuclear future and the stinging mosquitoes flying through time, sealing their fate together.
The collaboration which gave rise to this film began when Lilia Topouzova, historian, researching the Bulgarian camp system met with filmmaker Andrey Paounov.
From the team behind the IDFA Silver Wolf award-winner “Georgi and the Butterflies”
Written by Lilia Topouzova and Andrey Paounov
Directors of Photography Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov
Edited by Andrey Paounov and Orlin Rouevski
Sound by Momchil Bozhkov
Directed by Andrey Paounov
Produced by Martichka Bozhilova
Production company: AGITPROP, Bulgaria in co-production with ITVS International, Filmtank Hamburg in association with ZDF/ARTE, with the support of the National Film Center, Bulgaria, the MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Community, in association with Sundance Channel, Channel 4, Humanist Broadcasting Foundation, YLE Teema
Jul 29, 2011, 04:37:32
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