Regional Competiton

Bulgarian Dream

Srđan Šarenac
Screening time  
07.10. / Wednesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Ticket

Like many other seniors in Germany, Petra receives an early retirement sum that is terribly low. The cost of rent and utilities leave her with approximately 100 euros a months for food and other expenses. It is barely enough to get by in a city as expensive as Hamburg. Petra refuses to accept such circumstances. She belongs to a new generation of seniors, who do not feel that life should be over just because you are growing old. Early retirement will become a new chapter in her life. She decides to leave everything behind and move far away, to Eastern Europe.


Srđan Šarenac

Srdjan Šarenac is an award-winning filmmaker and producer. He co-produced the short fiction I Do Not Dream (2008) by Ivana Lalović, which premiered at the 65th Venice Film Festival. He co-produced and directed the feature-length documentary, Village Without Women (2010), which had its premiere in the official selection at IDFA, screened at 80 other film festivals, winning 14 awards, and was released in 50 countries. The Road Movie (2016), which he co-produced, premiered in competition at IDFA and was screened at 80 film festivals including Hot Docs and True/False, winning three awards. It received a nomination for the Academy Awards in 2019 for Best Feature Documentary and was distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories in 80 cinemas across USA and Canada. In 2017, Šarenac directed and produced Two Schools, screened at 30 film festivals, including ZagrebDox and Sarajevo Film Festival, and winning three awards.

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Bugarski san

Bosnia and Herzegovina
2019, 54'

Directed by:
Srđan Šarenac

Screenplay by:
Srđan Šarenac

Thilo Schmidet

Edited by:
Ksenija Petričić

Fejat Sejdić

Srđan Šarenac, Veronika Janatkov, Lejla Dedić, Sead Kreševljaković

Produced by:
Novi Film, Provid , Al Jazeera Balkans

Festivals & Awards:

AJB DOC Film Festival 2019; Beldocs 2020;


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