A film by Rumena Trendafilova. Teaser featuring parts of chapter 1- Beats/ Buzludzha
music: Stefan Weingärtner
voice: Sara Biazar
camera: Jesse de Pagter, Rumena Trendafilova
text: Rumena Trendafilova
text edit: Pouya Sepehr, Jesse de Pagter, Sara Biazar
Academy of fine arts, Vienna IKA 2018 Diploma submission under the supervision of:
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ing. Angelika Schnell
Mag. Lisa Schmidt-Colinet
Mag. Ludwig Löckinger
Post-historical dreaming is a film which uses fiction as a mode of criticism and reconsideration of pressing societal memories. Bulgaria has moved on from the communist regime, but has yet to recover. While the crave for a future and abandonment of the past is stronger than the feeling of nostalgia, the Gods of this future require a sacrifice of the old icons.
The icons of the past are replications of a former utopia: The movie is telling the socialist monuments' hidden stories. From the perspective of a dreamlike state, it is looking for the life and death, ambition and lost cause, belief and rejection, all hidden behind a concrete facade. An ambivalent quest for rebellion and peace between a society in transition and utopias of the past… In a desperate search for balance...