Bulgarian “seagull" Ivan, 58, has been escorting wealthy foreign ladies at Sunny Beach resort for 40 years. He’s getting old and tired. His greatest asset seems to be his EU passport when trying to get the attention of Russian ladies. But even they start questioning Ivan’s status as a possible provider. The pandemic does not make the work any easier. No tourists mean no money. Ivan would like to settle down and reconnect with his son in Ukraine who does not answer his calls – until spring 2022 arrives.
DIRECTOR: Tonislav Hristov SCREENWRITER: Tonislav Hristov CINEMATOGRAPHY: Orlin Ruevski EDITING: Anders Teigen SOUND: Sander Olsen MUSIC:PetarDundakov PRODUCER: Kaarle Aho PRODUCTION COMPANY: Making Movies SALES: CAT&Docs
was born in Vraza, Bulgaria, in 1978. In 2003 he moved to Finland and started to study film. He has directed six documentaries. His latest documentary The Good Postman (IDFA 2016, Sundance 2017) was nominated for the European Film Awards in 2017. His other films include Love & Engineering (Tribeca, Hot Docs, Visions du Réel 2014) and Soul Food Stories (IDFA 2013).