The script written by Radoslav Spasov was inspired by a real story: before dying, a man from the village left instructions to his fellow villagers about the place where he wanted to be buried. Nobody was aware that the indicated burial plot was over a rock.
“I have lived for many years in Kovachevitsa and this village holds a special place in my heart. Many intellectuals, writers, artists and filmmakers settled there over the years, seduced by its magic and colorful inhabitants. The film is a declaration of love to a type of living that is slowly but surely going away”, Radoslav Spasov told FNE
The cast is a mixture between established and respected actors like Ivaylo Hristov, Nikola Dodov, Valentin Ganev, Nikolay Urumov and real villagers, who play themselves. Stage writer Hristo Boytchev, film director Dimitar Kotzev–Shosho and film producer Borislav Chouchkov are also part of the cast.
The film was shot in May-June 2017. As the action of the film takes place in the frames of only three days, over 30 actors had to be available for each scene. The main locations were in the Rhodope and Pirin mountains. Several village houses were restored for the needs of the film.
Domestic distribution is planned for 2019.
Dream Team Films
Director: Radoslav Spasov
Scriptwriter: Radoslav Spasov
DoPs: Kiril Prodanov, Deliyan Georgiev
Music: Vesselin Mitev
Cast: Ivaylo Hristov, Muma Kotseva, Nikola Dodov, Valentin Ganev, Ivan Savov, Bistra Kechedjieva–Kuncheva, Dimitar Kotzev – Shosho, Borislav Chouchkov, Hristo Boytchev, Angelina Slavova, Iliana Kitanova, Nikolay Urumov