The Wolrd is big and salvation lurks around the corner | TIFF

The Wolrd is big and salvation lurks around the corner

Svetat e Golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade ()

Directed by:
Stephan Komandarev
Miki Manojlovic, Carlo Ljubek, Hristo Mutafchiev, Ana Papadopulu
TIFF edition:

After a car accident Alex, a young Bulgarian who grew up in Germany, can't even remember what his name is. In an attempt to cure him from amnesia, his grandfather Bai Dan organizes a spiritual journey back into his past, to the country where he came from. While traveling across time and place and crossing through half of Europe, they play backgammon, the simplest, and yet the most complex of all games. This game leads Alex to realize who he is, and that backgammon is a key to his story. Destiny is the dice we hold in our own hands and life is a game somewhere between chance and skill.

Awards & Festivals: Audience Award - Zurich 2008, Special Jury Award - Warsow 2008, Netpac Award - Special Mention, Don Quixote Award - Tallinn 2008, Best Bulgarian Feature Film, Audience Award - Sofia 2008, Jury Award - Bergen 2008