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Sofia’s Last Ambulance

Film Information

Exhibition Title Sofia’s Last Ambulance
Original Title Poslednata lineika na Sofia
Director Ilian Metev
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 76'
  • F: Ilian Metev
  • E: Ilian Metev, Betina Ip
  • S: Tom Kirk
  • P: Dimitar Gotchev, Sinisa Juricic, Ingmar Trost, Ilian Metev
  • PE: Lora Chenakova, Dan Cogan, Lisa Kleiner Chanoff
  • CP: Sutor Kolonko, Nukleus Film, SIA
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How do you establish the precarious state of a healthcare system that is in constant danger of leaving patients without medical attention, but, at the same time, tries to save this situation every day? This is the question Ilian Metev answers in his brilliant first film. The initial sequence may very well mislead you: an impersonal camera movement, like a subjective shot, blurred by the dirt on a glass the lets us see the traffic through what seems to be warehouses. Suddenly, a man we see running fast points out somewhere, to us and to the film. It’s a person who needs medical attention, but whom we’ll only see through the face and actions of two paramedics and an ambulance driver. Three officials who, just like their (very literally) patients, are on the edge. Nothing is impersonal here, and few times has human nature been so well portrayed as in the features of these three heroes’ faces, in a film with an adrenaline that avoids the epic and focuses simply on those intimate previous and following moments of a medical tour and its mission to save lives, which also slowly consumes the ones of its protagonists. RC


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