It is a story about an old man, who spends his daily life talking on the phone with his wife. A story about a flower, that the grandmother left to her husband and that he has to take care of. But in course of time he kills it because he doesn’t know how to take care of it. Then he takes the flower and brings it to the grave of his wife and sows it. After that he returns to his home and the phone rings again. When he pick up the receiver we hear the voice of his wife. In the end we see a blooming flower on the woman’s grave.

  • Orlin Alexandrov Menkadzhiev
  • Viktor Paskov
  • Orlin Alexandrov Menkadzhiev
  • Dessy Tenekedjieva
  • Stefan Mavrodiev
    Key Cast
  • Joreta Nikolova
    Key Cast
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    5 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 EUR
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  • Stoyan Kambarev Foundation
    April 25, 2022
    The 355 Film Award 2022
    355 Film Award
Distribution Information
  • Nova Film Itd
    Country: Bulgaria
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Orlin Alexandrov Menkadzhiev

I was born in Sofia in 1999. I graduated 164 GPIE "Miguel de Cervantes". By the end of high school, I was fully involved in sports, as well as learning foreign languages (English, French and Spanish), and my only contact with art was literature. Then I worked in the series “Dear Heirs" as PA and from there my desire to study cinema was born. I started shooting short dance videos, and along with them I decided to enroll in NATFA "Krastyo Sarafov", where I am now a fourth year as a student. During this time I constantly shot short movies, dance videos, write scripts and that’s why I began to perceive myself as a person who is completely dedicated to art and in particular - cinema.

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Director Statement

What the film examines and tries to find an answer to is how a person is capable of anything to preserve the best of his life and forget all that could bring him down. However, in all this attempt to preserve himself, the old man is also capable of forgetting himself. I honestly don't know which is worse for our old man - to realize that his wife has passed away and he is completely alone or to live with the thought that she is always near him and he will not stop waiting for her.
As sad as the story is, in which an old man tries in every possible way to preserve the flower (or memory) of his deceased lover, I still find an irony in the whole thing - how a person's imagination can take him anywhere, as long as for it to bring him some meaning or satisfaction.