While trying to make up for his mistakes and show his wife and son that he’s a changed man, Ivan, a Bulgarian taxi driver, understands that there are many ways to prove one’s worth.
Festivals: Thessaloniki 2022, Cottbus 2022, Göteborg 2023
DIRECTOR: Tonislav Hristov SCRIPT: Kaarle Aho, Tonislav Hristov, Konstantin Bojanov CINEMATOGRAPHY: Orlin Ruevski SOUND: Gustaf Berger EDITING: Mervi Junkkonen MUSIC: Lisa Nordström CAST: Malin Krustev, Slava Doytcheva, Gerasim Georgiev, Alma Pöysti, Amos Brotherus CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Soul Food (Bulgaria), Cinenic Film (Sweden) PRODUCERS: Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg PRODUCTION COMPANY: Making Movies
Tonislav Hristov was born in Vraza, Bulgaria, in 1978. In 2003, he moved to Finland and started to study film. He is known for his heart-warming, character-driven documentaries. Love & Engineering (2014) screened in Tribeca, Hot Docs and Visions du Réel 2014, and Soul Food Stories (2013) was selected to IDFA. The Good Postman (IDFA 2016, Sundance 2017) was nominated for the European Film Awards. The Magic Life of V (2019) premiered in Sundance and Berlinale. The Good Driver is his first fiction film.