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Film info: Shelter

Film Information

Original Title Shelter
English Title Shelter
Director Dragomir Sholev
Year 2010
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 88 min
  • Cvetan Daskalov, Yanina Kasheva, Kaloyan Siriiski, Silvia Gerina, Irena Hristoskova.
  • Guión: Dragomir Sholev, Razvan Radulescu, Melissa de Raaf
  • Fototgrafía: Krum Rodriguez
  • Montaje: Kevork Aslanian
  • Producción: Rossitsa Valkanova


A Bulgarian family: the father and the mother have a grown son who lives in the United States, and a younger twelve year-old one who still lives with them and is about to become a teenager. This means he’s about to go from being a kid his parents believe they can control, to disappearing from his house for two days and come back with some unexpected company. Rado –the boy in question– has made friends with a girl and boy who are both punks. He will take them to his home, turning it into a super tense environment, especially with his father, a waterpolo coach. Yes, Dragomir Sholev’s first film shows the ugly and sad buildings left by Communist architecture. Also, of course, the grey police bureaucracy and people’s current apprehension towards public official’s authority. But, thanks to its dart-like dialogues and remarkable fluid storytelling, Shelter goes beyond certain topics of recent Eastern European cinema and provides a ferocious character study and a poisonous and very joyously misanthropic social portrait.


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