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by Georgi Djulgerov


The main character, Todor Cherkezov, has survived a car crash in which he lost/killed his wife. He himself was left half- blind. A man of vision, a film director, Todor Cherkezov has several dreams, which at first glance have no narrative connection. One plotline does unite them, however – the main character’s egoism. In the first dream, he neglects his mother’s memory because of his sexual attraction towards Irina, his wife, but… In the second dream, Todor is just about to cheat on his wife, but… In the third dream, Todor stops his wife by force when she wants to leave him, but… In the fourth dream, Todor manages to save his own life with his wife’s help, but… In the fifth dream, Todor sacrifices himself for another person for the first time, but… In the sixth dream, Todor is in the buffer zone, between life and the beyond – and is seeking forgiveness for his sins, but… In real life, he is formally acquitted, but…

international title: Buffer Zone
original title: Буферна зона
country: Bulgaria
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Georgi Djulgerov
film run: 126'
screenplay: Georgi Djulgerov
cast: Rusi Chanev, Stefka Ianorova, Tigran Torosyan, Hristina Ivanova
cinematography by: Georgi Chelebiev
film editing: Antonia Milcheva
art director: Vanina Geleva
costumes designer: Doriana Kebedjieva
music: Mira Iskarova, Hristo Namliev
producer: Nadejda Koseva, Svetla Tsotsorkova
production: Front Film
backing: Bulgarian National Film Center
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