Zift (2008) dir. Javor Gardev

A thief, wrongfully convicted for murder before the Bulgarian Communist Revolution of 1944, is released in the mid 1960’s, seeking revenge in a new and different world. A brilliant Soviet-realist-neo-noir thriller. Suspenseful storyline, Tarantino-esque dialogue and outstanding cinematography – a gem of European neo-noir cinema and must-see film for the Bulgarian New Cinema of the 1990’s and 2000’s. Intricate narrative based on the novel by Vladislav Todorov. An excellent depiction of Communism seen through the eyes of a small-time thief and criminal with vengeance on his mind. True to reality and well orchestrated film.
Excellent performance from Zahari Baharov as the main role – “the Moth”, in addition to a wonderful supporting cast. Memorable directorial debut from Javor Gardev.

Zift Cast: Zahari Baharov, Tanya Ilieva, Vladimir Penev, Djoko Rosic

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1264914

 

Zift

Zift