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Letter to America

Alternate Titles: Pismo do Amerika

Drama | Bulgarian | 105 minutes

Company

EastWest-Filmdistribution


Cast & Crew

Director

Iglika Triffonova

Producer

Rossitsa Valkanova

Writer

Iglika Triffonova

Cast

Philip Avramov, Ana Papadopulu, Peter Antonov, And Barret, Yoshihiro Terazono, Dimitar Krivokapov, Svetlana Yancheva


Synopsis

Kamen an aspiring theatre director emigrates from Bulgaria to America to work in New York. His best friend Ivan a frustrated, but aspiring writer, stays behind in Sofia with his girl-friend Nina. One night, Ivan learns that his best friend has suffered a possibly fatal car accident in New York and is in hospital in a coma. Denied an America visa to be by his friend, Ivan hitch-hikes across Bulgaria armed with a video camera to the village where Kamen was born in search of his friend´s grandmother. He remembers that she used to sing a song About life that passes as a Shadow, a song that can resurrect the dead according to Bulgarian folklore. A song that may save his friend´s life. Ivan´s odyssey explores friendship, sanity, myth, faith, inspiration, death, life and hope.


Completion Year

2000


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