Edition: Karlovy Vary 2019
First Cut+ Trieste 2020
Production company: Portokal
World premiere: Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival 2021
In the middle of nowhere, two men are stuck in a snowstorm. One has to cross the Woods to reach town, but that’s insane in the midst of winter: the road is snowed over, you can get lost and freeze, the wolves are hungry and can be heard howling all night long, and who knows what other creatures roam these woods….
Still, early that morning, Petar Motorov must have harnessed his sleigh and headed to town. Nobody saw him leave, but the falling snow still hasn’t fully erased his tracks.
But when the sleigh returns, Petar Motorov isn’t on it. Inside the men find only Motorov’s fur coat, his shotgun, and the frozen carcass of a wolf. Where is Petar Motorov, and what has happened to him?
There is only one way to find out.
Director: Andrey M. Paounov
Writers: Alex Barrett, Andrey M. Paounov
Editors: Francisco Moreira, Anastas Petkov, Victoria Radoslavova
Producer: Vanya Rainova
Co-producers: Joao Matos, Elise Andre, Donato Rotunno
Cast: Samuel Finzi, Iossif Sarchadzhiev, Zachary Baharov, Leonid Yovchev, Malin Krastev, Borislav Chouchkov
Length: 110 min