Oct 14 – 24, 2021

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In the Heart of the Machine

Bulgaria / 1 hr 55 min

Category: Feature, International (Foreign) Film

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Premiere: United States Premiere

Director: Martin Makariev
Producer(s):Alexander Penev, Martin Makariev
Screenwriter(s): Borislav Zahariev
Starring:Alexander Sano; Hristo Shopov; Julian Vergov; Igor Angelov; Bashar Rahal; Hristo Petkov;

Synopsis: Freedom is in the right to be human. But being human is never easy.

August 1978. Kremikovtsy Steel Plant. Heat, iron, dust and the pervasive smell of oil. A typical workday of a crew of maximum security inmates will prove to be fateful for all of them. They find something extraordinary inside one of the machines and an unexpected wave of compassion makes the prisoners take hostages and block the entrance to the workshop. The men risk their lives willingly because sometimes the desire to be human is stronger than the survival instinct. And the dream of salvation blurs common sense.


Virtual Screening: TBA