Apostle: A gentle knight in Brutalia

Apostol, a talented young poet suffers from severe headache for a long time now, which makes him unable to work. Guided in his dreams by his idols - Apollinaire and Debelyanov , Apostol tries to find his way back to the beauty of poetry and the bliss of life. His mother, who takes care of his alcoholic sister-and her traumatized child, is having hardship due to a helpless situation she gets in, which forces Apostol to go through series of trials to save his family.

  • Peter Ivanov Rusev
  • Peter Ivanov Rusev
  • Dobromir Lubomirov Chochov
    14 feature films
  • Georgi Gotsin
    Key Cast
    Losers, dir. Ivaylo Hristov
  • Stanka Kalcheva
    Key Cast
    "The mother"
  • Katalin Stareishinska
    Key Cast
    "The Sister"
  • Ovanes Torosyan
    Key Cast
    Ave, Eastern plays, Alienation
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    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 24, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200,000 USD
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    Bulgarian, French
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    Black & White
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Director Biography - Peter Ivanov Rusev

Director’s bio

Peter Rusev

graduated Theatre directing and Acting from “The National Academy for Theatre and Film Art”, Sofia,

Graduated from European Film College-Denmark.

Graduated Film Directing from New Bulgarian University.


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Night lights and running fishes --short fiction -(2015)

Paul and Remy - short documentary (2022)

A gentle knight in Brutalia – feature film (2023)

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