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Svetla, a strong-willed widow, lives alone in a small Bulgarian village close to the Turkish border. She has recently lost her job as a teacher due to the lack of families with young children. One day, while hunting in a forest, she encounters an African refugee, Bamba, who is trying to reach Germany, and will bring about a dramatic turn in her life. Reluctantly, she offers him hospitality, but day after day, a bond develops as Bamba learns the language and takes part in her daily life. Svetla will make life-changing choices that go against her traditional community creating a revolt among the villagers. Absurd, comic and tragic situations ensue as she breaks barriers of loneliness, close mindedness and fear of the outsider.

Ivaylo Hristov was born in 1955 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He majored in Acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, graduating in 1980. Ivaylo Hristov has played more than 50 roles in theatre, and more than twenty in feature films. He has directed 35 different plays and is the winner of numerous awards. Hristov is currently a professor of acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. He is an author of the book "The Actor in Cinema" and one of the founders of the prestigious Bulgarian Theatre Awards, Askeer. FEAR, shot in beautiful black and white by revered director of photography Emil Christov, is Ivaylo Hristov’s fourth feature film as director after LOSERS (2015), FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND (2010), and EMIGRANTI (2003).

  • Year
  • Runtime
    100 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Director
    Ivaylo Hristov
  • Screenwriter
    Ivaylo Hristov
  • Producer
    Assen Vladimirov
  • Cast
    Svetlana Yancheva, Michael Flemming, Ivan Savov, Stoyan Bochev, Krassimir Dokov, Miroslava Gogovska
  • Cinematographer
    Emil Christov
  • Editor
    Toma Waszarow
  • Production Design
    Mira Kalanova
  • Composer
    Kiril Donchev
  • Sound Design
    Ivaylo Hristov