Regional Competition

The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories

Andrey Paounov

A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens. A world instantly transformed by ideologies, regimes and dreams of economic prosperity.

Andrey Paounov

Andrey Paounov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1974. He graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2000. His first documentary feature ‘Georgi and the Butterflies’ won the Silver Wolf at IDFA 2004 and Big Stamp at the first ZagrebDox.

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Problemat s komarite i drugi istorii

2007, 100', color, video

Directed by:
Andrey Paounov

Screenplay by:
Lilia Topouzova, Andrey Paounov

Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov

Edited by:
Andrey Paounov, Orlin Rouevski

Martichka Bozhilova

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

British Film Institute Awards - Grierson Award; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Best Documentary - Special Mention; Motovun Film Festival - From A to A Award; Sarajevo Film Festival - Human Rights Award