Through archival footage of the television show her mother hosted in post-Soviet Bulgaria, filmmaker Elitza Gueorguieva revisits the anatomy of a failed regime.
AWARDS: Institut Français Award Mention, Libraries Award Mention. Cinema Du Réel
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Faito DOC festival/ Mibbo Bogota/ Festival International du Documentaire Emergent/ Festival International du Documentaire en Cevennes/ Etats Généraux du film documentaire/ Festival de Gindou/ FICVALDIA/ Cinelibris/ Festival dei Popoli/ La Gaîté lyrique/ Escales Documentaire de la Rochelle/ Festival de Bordeaux Lettres du monde
Every Wall Is A Door. A TV show in socialist Bulgaria
Bulgarian filmmaker Elitza Gueorguieva recalls that, in her childhood, she thought her mother had the power to be in two places at the same time, at home and on TV.
As a TV presenter for "Variant M", a well-known program in post-Soviet Bulgaria, her mother would take it upon herself to interview all kinds of people - hippies, scientists, employees - on questions of everyday philosophy.
Through archival material from those programs, Gueorguieva constructs this bold essay about a blurry era in a country that was moving from one ironclad model to another time of political uncertainty.