SHIBIL – Bulgaria, 2019, 115 min., Drama, Romantic, Action
Director: Nikola Bozadzhiev
Writer: Nikola Bozadzhiev
Cast: Panayot Mustakerski, Desislava Vuleva, Bogomil Naidenov, Monika Hristova , Toni Karabashev, Todor Bliznakov, Tsvetan Velikov, Velizar Evtimov, Dimitar Yolovski, Mila Bancheva.
Unheard story of a father using his daughter as bait in order to capture an outlaw. Heretofore unseen tale of the love between a fearless brigand and a noble lady with a fatal ending.
This is a story of the impossible love, seen through the eyes of an unexpected character: the incarnated soul of the main character – his horse.
This beautiful adaptation of the famous Bulgarian story written by Yordan Yovkov, tells the story of Shibil and Rada. Set in the second half of the 19th Century, the weakened power of the Ottoman Empire has resulted in Bulgaria falling prey to disorder, robbery and violent outrage.
Skill and bravery turn a local brigand, named Shibil, into a threat to the authorities and a legend among young men. A reward is proclaimed for Shibil’s head. During harvest time, Shibil meets Rada, the daughter of Veliko Kehaya, a rich merchant, and they fall in love.
In order to demonstrate his loyalty to the Ottoman government, Veliko sets a trap for Shibil – using his own daughter against her will as bait. This is a story of the impossible love, seen through the eyes of an unexpected character – the incarnated soul of the main character, Shibil’s horse.
Аwards and nominations:
136 awards, 19 categories, 49 countries
ECU European Independent Film Festival
- Burbank International Film Festival
- Cannes International Independent Film Festival
- International Sound & Film Music
- Festival Los Angeles
- Film Awards Oniros
- Film Awards London Independent Film Awards
- Cyprus International Film Festival
- Los Angeles Movie Awards International
- Thai Film Festival Antakya
- Film Festival Toronto
- International Nollywood Film Festival