Family Fortune, directed by Tonislav Hristov, is an intimate portrait of a Bulgarian family - the filmmakers own - that tries to make a living in the midst of unemployment and difficult circumstances. The country is joining the European Union in the beginning of 2007 and many young people have moved abroad to find better jobs and opportunities. Hristov himself has lived in Finland for eight years but the main focus of the film is on his family and their life in their homeland. The father has just lost his job after 36 years and is trying to find a new one, which proves to be hard - as well as the car equipment business his other son is trying to keep up.
Tonislav Hristov-I was born in Vratza, Northern Bulgaria, in 1978. In 1999 I moved to Finland:School:2010 Berlinale talent campus (Doc station) Film Director, Germany2009 Summer Media school, Film director, Lithuania2005-2007 Helsinki Metropolia UniversityBA, Film Director1997- 2002 Technical University Ruse, BulgariaMsc, Machine engineer1993-1997 Art High school Vratza, Bulgaria:Awards and Presentations:-CIVIS ARD award Berlin 2007 jury special mention.-My documentaries have been shown in several festivals like- Docpoint, R&A, Cork film festival, Vancouver film festival, Sofia FF, Zagreb...
TV-productions:2004-2008 YLE TV1 Current affairs/Basaari5 documentaries (Metron ääni, Glamour, Mummot ja Papat, Matkalla, Parempi elämä) Director2006-2009 YLE TV1 documentaries/TositarinaVirtual Love, DirectorPerheen Enkeli, Producer2005-2007 YLE TV1 documentaries/Mundo7 short films , Director-Creative Documentary Films:2011 Documentary film ”Rules of Single life” (78min), Director2008 Documentary film ”Family fortune” (52min), Director2005 Documentary film ”Hercules” (17min), Director