Sofia's Last Ambulance
SOFIA'S LAST AMBULANCE is a film about the regular working day of a doctor, nurse and driver working in the emergency ambulance service in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. In a city where 13 ambulances struggle to serve more than one million people, the three paramedics Krassi, Mila and Plamen are our unlikely heroes: chain-smoking, filled with humor, relentlessly saving lives against all odds. Yet, the strain of a broken system is taking a human toll: how long can they keep fixing society's injured until they lose their empathy?
ILIAN METEV, born 1981 in Bulgaria. After studying Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London, where he experimented with 16mm film, he completed his training at the UK National Film and Television School in 2008. His first documentary GOLESHOVO (2008, short doc) was screened at over 60 festivals and won several international awards. SOFIA'S LAST AMBULANCE had its world premiere at Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2012 and won, amongst others, the Grand Prix Documentary at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the Silver Dove at DOK Leipzig in the same year.
Arbeitswelten / Working Worlds
Bulgaria / Croatia / Germany 2012
DCP / color
- Ilian Metev
- Ilian Metev
- Ilian Metev, Betina Ip
- Tom Kirk
- Krassimir Yordanov, Mila Mikhailova, Plamen Slavkov