Regional Competition

The Magic Life of V

Tonislav Hristov
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
26.02. / Tuesday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 5  
01.03. / Friday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 2  
Twenty-five-year-old Veera is trying to solve her childhood trauma through LARP (Live Action Role-Playing).

Haunted by childhood traumas, Veera is trying to become more independent through live roleplaying (LARP). As she guides herself and her mentally-challenged brother through worlds of multiple roles and identities, witches and wizards, she finds the courage to face the demons of her own past and her abusive father's legacy.


Tonislav Hristov

Tonislav Hristov is a Bulgarian filmmaker, living in Finland since 2001. In 2008, he directed his first documentary film Family Fortune for YLE and Bulgarian National Television. His first feature-length documentary Rules of Single Life (2011) won the best documentary award at the Sofia International Film Festival and it was shown at many other festivals. His documentary The Good Postman (2016) was screened at ZagrebDox, Sundance and IDFA and was nominated for the European Film Awards in 2017.

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Veeran elämät

Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria
2018, 87'

Directed by:
Tonislav Hristov

Screenplay by:
Tonislav Hristov, Kaarle Aho

Edited by:
Anne Fabini, Anne Jünemann

Petar Dundakov

Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg, Tonislav Hristov

Produced by:
Making Movies, Kirstine Barfod Films, Soul Food Ltd.

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2019; Berlin International Film Festival 2019