HARMONIA:

"In front of the camera every one of us meets with their most feared and sweet memories of their persona."
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Maybe my
father
will be born as
me
A poetic mediation on a boy's rite of passage into manhood.

Starring:
Phillip Abadjiev (son)
Lily Gabbro (daughter)
Victor Samsonov (father)
Produced, written, directed
by Bogdan Darev
Cinematographer
Mathew Skala
Production & Costume Design
Maria Apostolova
Music
Milen Slavov - Slavman

Narrative, USA, Bulgaria, 2021, 25 min.,
color, HD, no violence,
English audio, Bulgarian subtitles

COMING SOON

“Symphonic symbiosis.”
“A beautiful outlook to a different way to see the world.”
"To balance the beauty in life on the rope you walk, from one end to the other... maybe that is harmony."
"What is the WABI SABI of harmony?"
"When sanity and insanity collide with a strong refusal to separate."
"Looking through yourself in the mirror."
"Harmony is to do that which you love."
"Harmony is composing for and celebration
with all things in the universe."
"How do you describe fingers entwined?
The fingers of lovers entwined?"
"How do you explain harmony to aliens?"
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Director's statement

When I conceived of "harmonia:"
I had not seen
my father for 18 years.
In 1995 he put me on a plane
to America. Alone with my sister, full
of youth and vigor I watched land give away to
water. My father vanished into a fogged up memory
soon thereafter. I was to go on a journey of self-discovery
to make sense of a new culture and an age old social dilemma -
what do we need to give up to achieve harmony?
"harmonia:" is an invitation for you to write
your own definition on a piece of paper
before you experience the film, and
then again to do the same after
you have finished watching.
ENJOY!
When I conceived of "harmonia:"
I had not seen my father for 18 years. In 1995 he put me on a plane to America. Alone with my sister, full of youth and vigor I watched land give away to water. My father vanished into a fogged up memory soon thereafter. I was to go on a journey of self-discovery to make sense of a new culture and an age old social dilemma - what do we need to give up to achieve harmony?
"harmonia:" is an invitation for you to write your own definition on a piece of paper before you experience the film, and then again to do the same after you have finished watching.
ENJOY!
"I would call my cinema a phoenix - born from the ashes of documentary and narrative storytelling."
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