Greek premiere

Nina is trapped into a web of dependency, as bossy and malicious Vassil trains her to become a skilled pickpocket in the streets of an unwelcoming metropolis. When caught red-handed, Nina is given the chance to veer off her criminal ways – but do outcasts like Nina get a second bite of the apple? Α modern take on the Oliver Twist legacy that seeks salvation amidst a world of cruelty.

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Direction: Hristo Simeonov
Script: Konstantin Bojanov
Cinematography: Vesselin Hristov
Editing: Hristo Simeonov
Sound: Ivan Andreev, Veselin Zografov
Actors: Plamena Stefanova, Borislav Rusev, Margita Gosheva, Niki Chobanski
Production: Screening Emotions
Producers: Poli Angelova, Elena Mosholova, Nikolay Todorov
Co-production: Right Solutions, Magic Shop
Sets: Ivelina Mineva, Nevena Georgieva
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Bulgaria
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 20΄
Contact: Poli Angelova poli.angelova!
Awards/Distinctions: Golden Rose Award - Golden Rose FF 2020 Jury Special Mention - Krakow IFF 2020 Best Short Film - Sofia IFF 2020 Grand Prix “The Hans Christian Andersen Award” - Odense IFF

Hristo Simeonov

Hristo Simeonov is a film director and writer, based in Sofia. He studied and trained at Berlinale and Sarajevo Talents. His short fiction films are shown at international festivals like Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Dresden, Cottbus, Molodist, Bilbao, Triest, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Tel Aviv, among others. His debut short film The Son (2015) won the Main Short Film Prize at Cottbus Film Festival (2016), the Best Bulgarian Short Film at the Bulgarian Film Academy Awards (2016) and other 15 awards. Currently, Hristo is working on his first feature film.


2015 Enemies | Vragove (short)
2015 The Son | Sinyt (short)
2018 Dimo’s Forest (short)
2019 Nina (short)