LE RÊVE DE NIKOLAY

by Maria Karaguiozova
NIKOLAY'S DREAM

Informations

Nation: Belgium, Bulgaria

Year: 2017

Length: 47'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Today, Nikolay Djambazov works as a skipper for tourists. But in 1985 he was the protagonist of a dream, a dream of freedom which made him a hero in the eyes of many of his fellow Bulgarians. A factory worker, ever since the 1970s he had been building a boat to leave his country, which at the time was part of the Communist bloc. He had an apparently crazy dream: to solo circumnavigate the globe. He was catalyzed by the desire to break through the Iron Curtain and show himself, and those like him who wanted to feel free, that there are no borders which cannot be crossed. Over thirty years later, the director Maria Karaguiozova decided to meet him and have him tell her what that adventure meant to him. And above all, what it means to finally be free.

Director

Maria Karaguiozova

Maria Karaguiozova

Maria Karaguiozova studied at the Université de Strasbourg and the University of Leicester. While working as a lawyer, she continued her academic studies by taking filmmaking courses. After directing two shorts, she debuted in documentaries with Le rêve de Nikolay (2017), the result of the resident artist program Rencontres d’août and the financing she received through the project Brouillon d’une rêve. 

Filmography:
Le rêve de Nikolay (mm, doc., 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Maria Karaguiozova
fotografia/cinematography
Thomas Schira
montaggio/film editing
Marie-Hélène Mora
musica/music
Nicolas Haas
suono/sound
Guillaume Donzel
interprete/cast
Nikolay Djambazov
produttori/producers
Julie Freres, Kamen Kalev
produzione/production
Dérives
coproduzione/coproduction
Waterfront Film, CBA Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles

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contatti/contacts
Dinnie Martin
promo@cbadoc.be
mail@cbadoc.be
www.cbadoc.be

Synopsis Learn more

Today, Nikolay Djambazov works as a skipper for tourists. But in 1985 he was the protagonist of a dream, a dream of freedom which made him a hero in the eyes of many of his fellow Bulgarians. A factory worker, ever since the 1970s he had been building a boat to leave his country, which at the time was part of the Communist bloc. He had an apparently crazy dream: to solo circumnavigate the globe. He was catalyzed by the desire to break through the Iron Curtain and show himself, and those like him who wanted to feel free, that there are no borders which cannot be crossed. Over thirty years later, the director Maria Karaguiozova decided to meet him and have him tell her what that adventure meant to him. And above all, what it means to finally be free.

Director All about direction

Maria Karaguiozova

Maria Karaguiozova

Maria Karaguiozova studied at the Université de Strasbourg and the University of Leicester. While working as a lawyer, she continued her academic studies by taking filmmaking courses. After directing two shorts, she debuted in documentaries with Le rêve de Nikolay (2017), the result of the resident artist program Rencontres d’août and the financing she received through the project Brouillon d’une rêve. 

Filmography:
Le rêve de Nikolay (mm, doc., 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Maria Karaguiozova
fotografia/cinematography
Thomas Schira
montaggio/film editing
Marie-Hélène Mora
musica/music
Nicolas Haas
suono/sound
Guillaume Donzel
interprete/cast
Nikolay Djambazov
produttori/producers
Julie Freres, Kamen Kalev
produzione/production
Dérives
coproduzione/coproduction
Waterfront Film, CBA Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles

**
contatti/contacts
Dinnie Martin
promo@cbadoc.be
mail@cbadoc.be
www.cbadoc.be