The Last Seagull

25th TiDF: World Premiere

Ivan, 58, is a seagull, a Bulgarian ladies’ man hooking up with female tourists at a Sunny Beach resort. He has done this for forty years, ever since the Communist times. Ivan wants to settle down, but that’s not so easy for an old Seagull. He’s got no savings and the pandemic makes things even more difficult: there are no tourists. Ivan supports himself by washing cars and windows. He tries to connect to Russian ladies to help them get visas to the EU and buy property in Bulgaria. He soon understands that he’s not really credible as a serious male companion. Ivan’s real wound is an adult son in Ukraine who refuses to talk to him. Maybe now, in spring 2022, would be the right time to reconnect.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Tonislav Hristov
Script: Tonislav Hristov
Cinematography: Orlin Ruevski
Editing: Anders Teigen
Sound: Sander Olsen
Music: Petar Dundakov
Production: Making Movies
Producers: Kaarle Aho
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Finland, Norway, Bulgaria
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 77'
Contact: CAT&Docs

Tonislav Hristov


2005 Hercules (short)
2009 Perhe
2011 Rules of Single Life
2014 Love & Engineering 
2016 The Good Postman
2019 The Magic Life of V
2022 The Good Driver (fiction)
2023 The Last Seagull