<i>Sofia’s Last Ambulance</i>. 2012. Germany/Bulgaria/Croatia. Directed by Ilian Metev
  • Sofia’s Last Ambulance

    2012. Bulgaria/Germany/Croatia. Ilian Metev. 75 min.

U.S. premiere. Followed by a discussion with Ilian Metev

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Sofia’s Last Ambulance

    2012. Bulgaria/Germany/Croatia. Directed by Ilian Metev. Krassi, Mila, and Plamen are the doctor, nurse, and driver in a paramedic crew in one of Sofia, Bulgaria's dwindling fleet of emergency ambulances. The trio is captured going about their daily routine by several cameras inside the ambulance, and the result is a moving catalog of their emotions and reactions to the serious and absurd situations they encounter—while the patients remain on the edges of the frame. The film premiered at the 51st International Critics Week at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival—only the second documentary ever to compete—where it won the inaugural France 4 Visionary Award. Courtesy of Films Boutique. (IS) In Bulgarian; English subtitles. 75 min.