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Sofia's Last Ambulance (Posldnata lineika na Sofia) (Bulgaria/Germany/Croatia, 2012)

Sofia's Last Ambulance (2012)
April 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm

"Metev achieves fly-on-the-wall naturalism, keeping a distance amid the chaos as the three members of the team hurtle forth as fast as they can to save lives. And yet his film is also deeply intimate, never showing the faces of the patients but keeping a close eye on the people who work the ambulance." – Indiewire

Directed by Ilian Metev.

In this internationally acclaimed documentary, director Ilian Metev rides along with the three-person crew of one of the last remaining emergency ambulances serving the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia.  Metev’s observational approach leaves patients and trauma respectfully off-screen while revealing both a shocking breakdown of essential services in the city of 1.3 million and the dogged dedication of the ambulance’s two doctors and driver in the face of it.

Producer: Dimitar Gochev, Sinisa Jurcic, Ilian Metev, Ingmar Trost.  Cinematographer: Ilian Metev.  Editor: Betina Ip, Ilian Metev.  Cast: Krassimir Yordanov, Mila Mikhailova, Plamen Slavkov.

Blu-ray, color, in Bulgarian with English subtitles, 75 min.

Watch the trailer below.