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May 2022

Fear

Ivaylo Hristov
Film Movement
2020
100 Minutes
Bulgaria
Bulgarian, English
Comedy, Drama
Race and Racism, Eastern European, Migration Studies
Not Rated

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.

Bulgaria's official submission to the 2022 Academy Awards.

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