THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER

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Bulgaria/Germany/Slovenia/Hungary, 2008,103 min, feature, color

The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner is the story of Alex who, with the help of his charismatic grandfather, Bay Dan, embarks on a journey in search of himself – on a tandem bike and with a set of backgammon.

Bulgaria, 1980. Alex’s serene childhood in a small provincial town is clouded. The militia insist that his father spies on his granddad Bay Dan, the local king of backgammon. The family decides to emigrate to the West. 25 years later Alex is in hospital in Germany after a serious car accident that has taken the life of his parents. Aged Bay Dan goes to Germany. Alex does not recognise his granddad as he suffers from amnesia due to the accident. Bay Dan starts teaching backgammon to his grandson. The ancient game brings Alex back to life. Bay Dan takes Alex out of the hospital and they take the road. During that trip back to Bulgaria – but also back into the past – Alex’s memory slowly returns and with it, there returns his will to live.


 April 21 - 20:30 - thEATre, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

 

 

  • Programme

April 07th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS 3D

April 11th - 21:00h
LUCKY Cinema House

PUTIN’S WITNESSES

April 12th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE

April 13th - 18:00h
LUCKY Cinema House

WINGS OF DESIRE

April 13th - 20:30h
Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

KING OF THE BELGIANS

April 14th - 18:00h
Tobacco City, 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str.

BREAD AND CIRCUSES + #Together LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 14th - 20:45h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

LIKE CRAZY

April 17th - 18:00h
Plovdiv University, 6th Auditory, Building 1 Recotrate

THE GREEN LIE + Ecology LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 18th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

MONTY PYTHON: LIFE OF BRIAN

April 20th - 20:30h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST

April 21st - 20:30h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER

April 22nd - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

THE DEATH OF STALIN

April 25th - 18:30h
Tobacco City, 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str.

GLORY + LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 30th - 18:00h
Plovdiv University, 6th Auditory, Building 1 Recotrate

WOMAN AT WAR + LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION