Some call Manol “The General”, others “The Golden Hands.” Both nicknames capture something essential about this 70-year old patriarch: he is a man of morals and discipline who is quick to fix everything - a stray hair, a broken car engine. He is also a loving grandfather, who has raised his grandson, Georgi, in the absence of the boy’s parents.
Best Bulgarian Short Film | FILMINI International Short FF, Bulgaria, 2013
Special Jury Mention | Sarajevo FF, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013
Special Jury Mention | Zubroffka International Short FF, Poland, 2013
Best European Short Fiction Film | Go Short International FF, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2014
Best Actor | Brussels Short FF, Belgium, 2014
Jameson Special Mention | Sofia IFF, Bulgaria, 2014
European Grand Prix | Brive FF, , 2014
Grand Prix | International Short FF, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2014
Best Short Film, Best Supporting Actress | Bulgarian Film Academy Awards, , 2014
CAST & CREW
Vanya Rainova, Sebastian Weyland
Pavel Vesnakov, Vanya Rainova
Director of Photography
Mitko Zlatanov, Nikolay Zlatanov
Mihail Mutafov, Aleksandar Aleksiev, Ani Bakalova, Svetlana Yancheva
Portokal, Vanya Rainova, Director’s Darling Development, Sebastian Weyland
Pavel is a young Bulgarian writer and director. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as a freelance photographer and assistant director in the Bulgarian National Television. In 2008, Pavel trained as an editor, and until 2011, he worked as editor in Miramar Film in Sofia. In 2011, he took part in the Sarajevo FF Talent Campus. In that year he also attended the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2012, Pavel earned his MFA in film directing from New Bulgarian University.
Return to Estelin (2009), Trains (2010), The Paraffin Prince (2012), Pride (2013).