* Nominated for Best Director and Best Cinematography at 2014 Bulgarian Film Academy Awards (aka Bulgarian Oscars)
* Selected at Sofia International Film Festival
A heretic film about life outside of the System, made outside of the System. You're walking on dusty roads, meeting different people, peering into their truth, hoping to be one of them. And then you're walking again on new roads, across fields, woods, plains, seashores, mountains and unexpected dreams. Do you remember the summer last year, when we met on our way to Sealville? Or wasn't it Shabla, or maybe Dolphinovo? The trains, the stamping grounds, the revelations, and again the forking paths...
You're Kaloyan, the sax player. Or Diana, the Gypsy dancer. You journey together through Bulgaria in search of the utopian village Dolphinovo. However, Dolphinovo is not Sofia, Paris or New York. That's why this story is rural, rustic and polyphonic. It's like a string of painted walls of village houses, folk songs and allegories. This is not a heroic epic, but rather a picnic with friends, or a game of Hopscotch.
This is a fictional documentary, musical anthropological, scientific magical, eco anarchic utopian journey in a landscape of 8 parts:
• Around the Fire: Perelik, where you meet Diana, or rather Czar Chocho collides you with her.
• By the Sea: Caria, where you celebrate the pagan New Year in July with a tribe of Sun worshipers and Diomede – that mad prophet who breathes the smoke of other people's dreams.
• Middleworld: Thrace, where guisers, fire dancers, jugglers, clairvoyants and all sorts of revelers gather for midnight carousals and morning purification rituals.
• Upperworld: Bessica, where Hieromonk Nectareous explains the impossible, and later on you dance Paneurhythmy by the lakes in Rila Mountain.
• Underworld: Irkalla, where anarchists and maenads rave, and Marcos leads the way through the gate of Taenarus.
• Dolphinovo which, according to Cyril Philosopher and Lubo Engineer, is the Naval of the World (Axis Mundi), a cartographic optimum and a node in the Network of bound states and minds.
• Zalmoxis' Cellar is the cave you fear to enter but it may hold the treasure you seek, as Valentin Gnostic hints, and you learn what Demiurgia is all about.
• Beglika: Orphica, where...
However, who is Ivo? And why does he lead you in these winter landscapes a year later?
This heresy is a unique apocryphal map, created against indisputable canons and orthodox instructions. It may cause hedonistic awakening and spiritual catharsis. This heresy is like a novel, about which Julio Cortázar writes that it resembles an onion – the outer layers define plot and genre, the inner layers carry metaphysical discourses, mythic archetypes lie even deeper, while the core hides Tetragrammaton.
Enter at your own peril!