Monday 16th April 2012
Winner of Young Talent Award at the Hamburg Film Festival 2011, the Special Jury Prize at the Sarajevo Film Festival 2011, the FIPRESCI Prize at the Warsaw International Film Festival 2011 and Nominated for the Golden Camera at the Cannes International Film Festival 2011, Konstantin Bojanov directs Avé, released on DVD by Network DVD on 14th May 2012, the startling tale of two teenagers on a roadtrip across Bulgaria. One is a compulsive liar, the other is haunted by the truth.
Recalling classic road movies such as The Passenger, Five Easy Pieces and La Vie Revée des Anges and inspired by haunting real-life events and encounters, Konstantin Bojanov's debut feature is as spontaneous and freewheeling as the characters' adventures. Portraying the unfolding of two personal dramas with levity and humour, this remarkable, triple-award winning film explores exceptional moments when time feels suspended and one's responsibility is only to the beat of one's own heart.
While hitchhiking from Sofia to Ruse, Kamen, an alienated art student, meets Avé, a 17-year-old runaway. With each ride they hitch, Avé invents new identities for both of them, her compulsive lies dragging Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble, drawing him into a confusing adventure and ultimately forcing them to confront both death and love in a cathartic and life-changing experience.
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