Millenium IDFF 2016 Objectif d'or Award
Trieste FF 2016 Osservatorio Balcani eCaucaso Award

A dying town on the Bulgarian-Turkish border (pop. 48 sorry souls, the youth, long departed for Ukraine), is the setting of this chronicle of postman Ivan’s bid for the mayoral chain.

His opposition are lazy, Halachev and the incumbent, hilariously dismissive Vesa. Ivan campaigns on his postal route, he wants Syrian refugees who trickle nightly through the streets, to stay and rejuvenate the village. Beautifully made, with the emotional resonance and formal structure of a narrative feature, the film reflects global concerns around identity, compassion and prejudice. By focusing on intimate personal details, The Good Postman, which ends on a delightful high, tells a story that is far greater than the sum of its parts.

Cape Town
Labia
Fri 2, 6.45pm
Wed 7, 6.30pm
Fri 9, 8.45pm
Johannesburg
Bioscope
Sun 4, 5pm
Director(s):
Tonislav Hristov
Country:
Finland / Bulgaria
Year:
2016
Duration:
82 minutes
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