Life Almost Wonderful

Direction
Year
2013
Country
  • Bulgaria
  • Belgium
Runtime
85min
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The Liliev brothers share a surname but don't seem to have anything else in common, not even a father. They got the name from their mother Lily, who is no longer alive. The eldest brother, Alexander, is a hairdresser who likes wearing make-up and taking part in hairdressing contests. The middle brother, Bozhidar, has chosen to live as a monk but finds it difficult to keep to his vows. The youngest, James, is a macho type of guy who wants to be a TV star and is planning to marry his girlfriend. Happiness for them all may still be out of reach but no more than a hope away...It's been five years since their mother passed away and the last remaining family bond they share is an estranged grandmother, their mom's mom, who they barely know. In an emotional revelation she talks about the men's youth, her always absent daughter and the hardships they all have been through and continue to face. Alexander, Bozhidar and James try to find their place in the world and despite choosing different paths to go along, surprising as it may seem, manage to stick together. The world might sometimes be cruel to them but they consider life wonderful. Happiness is still out of reach but not more than a hope away...

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  • Original Title
    Life Almost Wonderful
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Svetoslav Draganov
  • Cinematography
    Vesselin Hristov
  • Editing
    Zornica Blyangova
  • Music
    Boris Changarov
  • Sound
    Ivan Andreev
  • Runtime
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2013
  • Country
    • Bulgaria
    • Belgium
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • IDFA

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