"Corridor # 8"
Dokumentarfilm, 74 min., HD, 2008; Original mit Englischen Untertiteln
Drehbuch und Regie: Boris Despodov

24. Mai, 19.00 часа
HfBK Ditze-Saal, Finkenau 35, Hamburg

Eintritt frei

Corridor #8 is a mosaic film combining fragments from the everyday lives of the characters who live along a non-existent Balkan road. The road passes through the countries of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania. In the same time Corridor #8 is a huge EU infrastructural project meant to link the Black and the Adriatic Seas, already a decade in the planning.

Along the way you’ll meet a cowboy train, a railway tunnel used for growing mushrooms, an international businessman building an oil pipeline, a local politician dreaming of becoming the next American president, a pimp working for KFOR soldiers and even a song dedicated to Corridor #8, which seems to be the only real thing in a surreal world...“Corridor, Corridor, Corridor #8…”

Following the road’s thread the "non-road” film Corridor #8 captures the moods, the prejudices and the hope of the people from the three Balkan countries, who paradoxically are “far away, so close” to each other.

Supported by the National Film Center, Bulgaria, the MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Community, the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC), in association with YLE Co-productions and TSR.

Distributed by First Hand Films