• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2023 | 72 min

The Last Seagull

The Last Seagull


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
EDITING: Anders Teigen 
SOUND: Sander Olsen 
MUSIC: Petar Dundakov 
PRODUCER: Kaarle Aho 


Tonislav Hristov

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).

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Arttu Manninen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• deputy Jan 28, 2022 – Apr 30, 2023
• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• project, travel and material support for international promotion: documentary films

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