Sofia's Last Ambulance - Screening Times:
Wed, May 23 - 11.30AM / 5PM / 10PM (Espace Miramar)
Thu, May 24 - 8.30AM (Espace Miramar) / 2PM (Theatre la Licorne)
Fri, May 25 - 8.30AM (Cinéma Valbonne) / 4PM (Studio 13)
More details in the Critics' Week programme.
Ilian Metev and producer Siniša Juričić pitched the film at the 2010 East European Forum. Last year, the film was presented at the Doc Launch presentation, a selection of notable soon-to-be-released docs.
Poslednata lineika na Sofia , Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, 75 min, Beta SP, Digi Beta, DVD, Personal View, Portrait, Social Issues, Society
In a city where 13 ambulances struggle to serve a burgeoning population of several million, 47-year old Krassi Yordanov is our unlikely hero: chain-smoking and saving lives in a non-stop 48-hour shift. Krassi is the emergency doctor on one of Sofia’s last ambulances and today is the worst day of his life. This is a film about the regular working day of Dr. Krassi, nurse Mila and driver Plamen, a team working on an ambulance in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Struggling against an avalanche of absurdities in a crumbling medical system and scarcely earning enough to make a living, these three are simply trying to do what they do best – save lives.