Village People
Village People

Village People

Director Tzvetan Dragnev

Production year 2016

Length 66min.

Country Bulgaria


Observation of life in rural Bulgaria. A small deserted rail station, station without future and faith. Nobody gets on or off the train. An old retired switchman lives there with his family. In the nearby village local poet digs graves to make ends meet. A projectionist remembers the once crowded movie theatre. An Old man is looking for a pear tree, where young lovers used to meet. A shepherd dreams of ice cream, served in a restaurant. A paramedic and a philosopher cares for an elderly single woman. Confessions from little people about not so little things – cows, life, faith, death, the benefits of dogs and mice and the need for blond waitresses, Jean-Paul Sartre and existentialism, river fishing, old fortune tellers and the wind.


Special Mention Award | Zagreb Dox IFF, , 2017

Special Mention Award | Sofia IFF, , 2017


Tzvetan Dragnev
Tzvetan Dragnev



Galina Toneva


Hristo Iliev

Director of Photography

Plamen Gelinov


Johnny Penkov


Tzvetan Dragnev

Production company(ies)

Production Companies Gala Film 1b, Strumitza str. 1000 Sofia

Tzvetan Dragnev

Graduated from Film and Video Faculty of York University Toronto in June 2001 - BFA. Worked as editor, camera operator in many short and feature length documentaries in Bulgaria and Canada.


Village People (2016).

FILMS 2017