The Reptiles

Short-film, fiction, 20′

Director: Kristina Spassovska

Coproduction: Viktoria Films (Bulgarie) and Dublin Films

Synopsis :
In the winter of 1983, Borislava has been held in custody for trying to escape communist Bulgaria with her boyfriend Julian. All she has to do is agree to cooperate with the State Security against Julian and they will set her free… Shortly after her release, Borislava is getting married to Julian, who is still in prison. What had to be the happiest day in her life is overshadowed by the distrust that starts tearing up her family.

With the support of : Bulgarian National Film Center, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Shooting: September 2023

Residences and forums:
18ème Concours de Scénario de la Société du Film Bulgare – Prix du Meilleur Scénario, European Short Pitch 2021/2022, In The Palace International Short Film Festival – Filmer Forge Pitch 2022 et Talent Sarajevo 2022 – Pack & Pitch Programme