A Bulgarian immigrant of many talents starts a new life a Spain.

Vasil (Ivan Barnev) is a Bulgarian immigrant who has travelled to Spain to find work and a new life. His skills at chess and bridge lead to Spanish acquaintance Alfredo (Karra Elejalde) offering Vasil a place to stay until he gets his working papers and a new job. An offer which upsets Alfredo’s family.

The subject of immigrants is a very divisive one in today’s society. First time feature director Avelina Prat treats the subject with humour and empathy, presenting a more balanced view than can be found in the rhetoric of modern media. Buoyed by an extremely likeable central performance, this is a warm and engaging story of a man with many talents, chief of which is the ability to bring out the best in others.

“Karra Elejalde and Ivan Barnev are the pillars of this film which finds its tone in small gestures”

– El Paris

  Mon 18th Sept – 8:45pm
  93 mins
Country: Spain / Bulgaria
Language: Spanish w/subs
Year: 2022
Genre: Drama
Recommended: 15+

Director: Avelina Prat

Cast: Ivan Barnev, Karra Elejalde, Alexandra Jimenez


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