• Victor Bojinov
  • Bulgaria, Macedonia
  • 2017
  • 150'
  • Vazvishenie

Heights is one of the most ambitious Bulgarian films of the last few years and an adaption of Milen Ruskov’s 2011 epic bestseller. It deals with Bulgaria’s situation in the 1870s, a few years before the war that would lead the country to its independence from the Ottoman Empire. The story follows Gicho, a young man in a revolutionary group led by Dimitar Obshti – a real historic person, a man who dedicated his life to the fight against the Turks. After a successful assault on a train, Obshti entrusts the young Gicho with a special mission – he should deliver a letter to Vasil “the Lion” Levski, the country’s greatest liberation fighter. Accompanied by his friend, Gicho goes on the adventurous journey across the country, overcome by the burning wish to liberate his homeland.

Subtitles: HR

Victor Bojinov

His shorts have been selected at film festivals in Oberhausen, Tampere, Clermont-Ferrand. He worked as an assistant director for productions directed by Volker Schlöndorff, brothers Taviani, Timur Bekmambetov, etc. He worked for the most popular TV shows in Bulgaria such as Undercover. Heights, his directorial feature debut, garnered over 140,000 viewers.


Victor Bojinov
Nelly Dimitrova, Victor Bojinov, Milen Ruskov
Aleksandar Aleksiev, Stoyan Doychev, Phillip Avramov, Kiril Efremov, Hristo Petkov, Vassil Mihajlov
Anton Bakarski
Ivan Doykov
Serpentine, Dream Factory Macedonia
Festivals & Awards
Sofia Int’l Film Festival 2018 – Best Balkan Film; Moscow Int’l Film Festival 2018; Shanghai Int’l Film Festival 2018: Let’s Cee Vienna 2018: Days of Bulgarian Film

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