International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films


November 17 - 21, 2016

ENKLAVE (2015) Serbia, Germany, 92 min.

Director and writer - Goran Radovanovic
Cinematography - Axel Schneppat
Music - Eleni Karaindru, Irena Popovic
Cast - Milena Jaksic, Filip Subaric, Nenad Stanojkovic, Milan Sekulic, Miodrag Krivokapic
Producer - Nico Hain, Goran Radovanovic

Awards and nominations - Moscow ’15 – Public award; Monterey ’15 – Public award; India international festival ’15 – Diploma; Antalia ’15 – Best music

Kosovo 2004, five years after the war. Nenad, ten years Christian boy from a Serbian enclave, determined to create a proper community burial for his late grandfather, crosses enemy lines and makes friends among the Muslim majority in deeply divided, war-torn Kosovo.

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) Germany, 118 min.

Director - Wim Wenders
Writer - Bjørn Olaf Johannessen
Cinematography - Benoît Debie
Cast - Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marie-Josée Croze, Patrick Bauchau, Julia Sarah Stone
Producer - Gian-Piero Ringel

While driving aimlessly after a quarrel with his girlfriend, a writer accidentally runs over and kills a child. The accident and its aftermath deeply traumatizes him. Over the next 12 years, he struggles to make sense of what happened and continue on with life, but when he looks in the mirror, he sees a murderer.

Insight (2011) Russia, 90 min.

Director and scenario - Alexandr Kott
Producer - Ekaterina Filipova
Cinematography - Petr Duhovskoi
Cast - Alexandr Yacenko, Agripina Steklova, Andrei Biljo, Filip Avdeev, Michail Cherkasov

Pavel Zuev suddenly looses his sight and this restarts his life. Sadly for him, he will never see the woman, that helps him stand on his feet and start this new life.

Smradliva baika (2014) Serbia-Bulgaria, 98 min.

Director - Miroslav Momchilovich
Cast - Zarko Lausevic, Jelena Djokic, Petar Bozovic

Moma is a bum and suffers from depression. Emma is a bum treated from alcoholism.
Moma lives in an abandoned factory.
Emma lives in the shaft.
Moma likes Emma at first sight.
Emma likes Moma from second sight.

Dheepan (2015) France, 103 min.

Director - Jacques Audiard
Cast - Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby

Awards - Cannes 2015 - "Golden palm"

Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers - a woman and a little girl - hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the 'family' moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his 'wife' and his 'daughter', but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior's instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.

Fuocoammare / Fire at sea (2016) Италия, 106 min.

Director - Gianfranco Rosi
Writer - Gianfranco Rosi, Carla Cattani (idea)
Cast - Pietro Bartolo, Maria Costa, Samuele Caruana

Awards - Berlinale 2016 - Golden bear, Ekumenical jury Award, Amnesty Award.

Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.

Dream factory (2016) India, 97 min.

Director - Arun Chidambaram
Writer - Arun Chidambaram
Cinematography - Selvakumar
Монтаж - Gogen Venkatesh
Cast - Yog Japee, Mayilsamy, Gnanasambandam, Saravana Subbiah, Jiya Anil Manne

Awards - Remi award at 49th International Film Festival - Huston 2016/ Speacial Jury Award at International scientific movies, India 2016

Electricity is scarce and a problem that persists all over India. This is a story of a school drop-out trying to find a solution to the electricity problem. Science and innovation are the backdrops set in a rural background.

A Horse with Hope (2015) China, 101 min.

Director - Hai-bin Bai
Writer - Hai-bin Bai, Feng Shan
Cinematography - Yi-hsu Li
Music - Yajing Ren, Fu Wang
Звук - Suchen Zhao
Cast - Lu Huang, Zaizhong Wei

A horse is like the mother to the orphan Panpan. When the horse is lost, Panpan's world collapes. On the way to find the horse, Panpan and his teacher are searching tor the hope together.

Pekak (2015) Malaysia, 96 min.

Director and scenario - Mohd Khairul Azri Bin Md Noor
Cinematography - Elemer Ragaly
Music - Alex Thong
Cast - Zahiril Adzim, Amerul Affendi, Sharifah Amani

Adapted loosely from Romeo and Juliet, Pekak is a story about a deaf drug pusher Uda whose dream is to get a cochlear implant so that he can finally hear again. When Uda meets and falls in love with Dara, an innocent school girl, he is even more determined to leave the life he's always known for a future with Dara. But will he be able to break free from the vicious ties that bind him or will he be stuck forever in the same bleak existence?

The face of the Ash (2014) Iraq, 87 min.

Director - Shakhwan Idrees
Cinematography - Bayram Fazli
Editing - Ogonian Ivanov
Звук - Babak Ardalan
Music - Reneee Nikulo
Producer - М studio production
Producer - Shakhwan Idrees
Cast - Taha Aghajan, Naser Hasan
Awards and nominations - Kazan ’14 – Best Writer / Kerralla ’15 – Special Jury Diploma

During the Iraqi-Iranian war, which started in 1980 and lasted for eight years, a Muslim family in a Kurdish village received from the government the corpse of their son, who had been killed in the war. When they were preparing for the funeral, they discovered that the corpse was not circumcised, and they had doubts that it was their son. Once they told their Christian neighbors about that, the problem grew as each family claimed the body was their son.

Together on ice (2014) Russia, 88 min.

Director - Valerii Ignatiev
Writer - Igor Sushestvenski, Igor Bukreev, Julia Firsova
Producer - Igor Bukreev,PAvel Polyakov
Cinematography - Nikita Semeonov
Cast - Vladimir Duhovichnii, Elizaveta Saksina, Valeri Barinov, Mariana Shultz

The young pianist Roman Osina enters oncology clinic with a diagnosis of "Sarcoma Ewing" and there meets a young talented artist Julia. After mutual sympathy, they try to spend their free time together. Forgetting diagnoses, they start living like ordinary young people.

But one day the disease reminds himself. Roman understands that the situation of Yulia is grave and medicine is powerless. Believing in the power of music, he decided to perform the second concert of Rachmaninov in the clinic in the hope that it could help her. This is a story about first love, sacrifice for loved ones and the hope that never dies ...

The missing sheep (2015) China, 96 min.

Director - Gangcheng Gao   
Cast - Shuai Ren, Hengyi Chen, Hao Zhang

In Zhangjiaxian, a small village in the Great Northwest, the villagers are poor but content. Crime is virtually unheard of and honesty prevails throughout … until one day a remarkable event occurs in the peaceful village: four of Zhang Yonghong’s prized sheep disappear without trace.

Zhang Yonghong reports the crime to Zhang Sanyuan, the Village Head, who in turn contacts the local Police Chief. The case is soon ‘solved’, yet Zhang Yonghong doesn’t receive the compensation he is promised and the thief is not even arrested. On the contrary, when official after official turns up at the village to look into the case, Zhang Yonghong soon finds himself tangled in a web of bureaucracy and political shenanigans and consequently his small flock of sheep gradually becomes even more depleted.

The Kingdom and the Fate (2008) Bulgaria, 54 min.

Director and scenario - Toma Tomov

A movie about Saudi Arabia



The tree, around which the life turned Bulgaria, 49:39 min., documentary

Author and scenario: Silvia Nikolova

Биографичен филм за проф. д-р Ванко Ванков, ректор на Медицински университет - Варна от 20.VI.1983 до 27.IV.1987 г. Проф. Ванков е основател на Катедрата по анатомия, хистология и ембриология.

The time is powerless in front of memory Bulgaria, 18:56 min., documentary

Author and scenario: Silvia Nikolova

Биографичен филм за д-р Виктор minчев - един от основните организатори и двигатели при изграж­да­нето на клиниката по ортопедия и травматология в УМБАЛ „Св. Марина“ – Варна. Една от учебните зали носи неговото име. Това признание той получава посмъртно, година след като напуска този свят.

Insult. Time is brain Bulgaria, 28:29 min., documentary

Author and scenario: Daniela Ivanova

Филмът разказва за инсулта - за симптомите, които го съпровождат, за рисковите фактори, за лечението и рехабилитацията. Мозъчно-съдовите заболявания са глобален медицински и социален проблем, заради високата смъртност и инвалидност, които причиняват. Част от героите във филма са хора, преживели инсулт. Те разказват своите истории за срещата с този „удар“, за лечението си, за страховете си, за живота преди и след това.


One bright figure Bulgaria, 2 части, 25:54 / 23:47 min., documentary

Author and scenario: Silvia Nikolova

Биографичен филм за проф. д-р Гарабед Капрелян, ректор на Висшия Медицински Институт – Варна и декан на факултета по медицина през периода 1977 – 1983 година.

The patron Bulgaria, 21:37 min., documentary

Author and scenario: Iva Martinova

Биографичен филм за проф. д-р Параскев Стоянов.

От 2002 година Варненският медицински университет носи името на проф. д-р Параскев Стоянов. Иноватор в здравната практика във Варна и цяла Bulgaria, основоположник на морелечението.

To donate blood - priceless Bulgaria, 21:46 min., documentary

Author and scenario: Daniela Ivanova

Филм за Центъра по трансфузионна хематология във Варна. Живеем в свят, в който непрекъснато получаваме обещания, неустоими предложения и страхотни оферти. Винаги сме готови да взимаме, да ползваме, да консумираме. Да дариш нещо от себе си e чувство, което няма цена.

Down syndrome Bulgaria, 14:08 min., documentary

Author and scenario: Iva Martinova

„Синдромът на Даун”е филм за различните; за техните нужди, за тревогите на близките им, за нетърпимостта в обществото. „Синдромът на Даун”е филм за толерантността, търпението, обичта и професионализма на хората, които обгрижват белязаните и техните семейства.

PERU La Tierra vuelve a Brotar, 14 min.
TURKEY Filipinler insani yardım operasyon, 7 min.
SWITZERLAND When the climate goes mad, 2 min
CHINA Red Cross Society in Henan Province, 9 min
FINLAND Retrieving the dead after the typhoon haiyan, 6 min.
KIRGIZSTAN Restoring family links,14 min.
BELGIUM Asylum Manderfeld-Redcross,5 min.
SWITZERLAND Swiss Red Cross - 150 years of humanity,6 min.
AUSTRALIA Australian Red Cross Centenary,6 min.
USA Lady Lifeguards at Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, New York in 1940,9 min.
USA Play Your Part - 1940's American Red Cross Volunteers,2 min.
DANEMARK Red Cross - En Annan Julsaga,2 min.
BULGARIA Red Cross volunteers and students from the MU-Varna,9 min.
ECHO Ukraine (2016), 16 min.

Director: Olexandr Shkrabak
Cinematography: Yevhen Kozeko
Cast: Xenia Basha-Dovzenko, Rima Zubina, Roman Semisal, Olena Sofia Grishenko
Mothers Bulgaria (2016), 18 min.

Director & animation: Lubomir Yotov
Music: Martin Lubenov
The Salt Man Iran (2016), 22 min.

Director: Saydjad Musavi
Cast: Sayed Madjid Mirebrahimi, Negin Davudi
Dobri Bulgaria (2016), 27 min.

Director: Orlin Milchev
Cinematography: Deniel Deluchnikov
Cast: Jordan Petkov-Dunio, Lamin Bamba, Toni Todorov, Emil Markov, Stanislav Peev