Ave (2011)



Directer:Konstantin Bojanov Producer:Konstantin Bojanov, Dimitar Gochev, Geoffroy Grison Writter:Arnold Barkus, Konstantin Bojanov   Music:Tom Paul

Cinematography:Nenad Boroevich, Radoslav Gochev   Editor:Stela Georgieva  

Running time:86 min  Country:Bulgaria  Language:Bulgarian, English Genre:Drama

Subtitle: English Starring:Anjela Nedyalkova ... Ave, Ovanes Torosian ... Kamen,
Martin Brambach ... Truck-driver, Svetla Yancheva ... Viki''s Mother, Bruno S. ... Viki''s Grandfather





ҧ: 8 wins

Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won Directors'' Week Award Best Film
Konstantin Bojanov (director) 
Geoffroy Grison (producer) 
Dimitar Gochev (producer) 
Best Screenplay
Konstantin Bojanov 
Arnold Barkus 
Hamburg Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Young Talent Award Konstantin Bojanov 
Sarajevo Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Special Jury Prize Feature Film
Konstantin Bojanov (director) 
Sofia International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won Best Balkan Film Konstantin Bojanov (director) 
Best Bulgarian Feature Film Dimitar Gochev (producer) 
Konstantin Bojanov (director) 
Best Director Konstantin Bojanov (director) 
Warsaw International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won FIPRESCI Prize Konstantin Bojanov 

User Reviews
What is lying?
by SarAnjos
I can''t remember the exact sentence anymore, but I once read that road movies can only end in three ways: in an endless journey, back at the beginning, or with an exploding car. But still, I''m quite drawn to road movies - how creative can one be within a genre that''s so easily formulaic? What differentiates road movies from each other?

In way, road movies can also be engaging because they come across as obvious metaphors for life. I mean, it can only end in three ways: you either die from a disease, or you''re murdered, or you kill yourself. But still, you''re drawn to life - and you try to live every single day, the best way you can. And if all human beings do that, why are we so different from each other?

I''ll argue that the answer to both questions might be how boring the stories, the journeys, fictional and real, can turn out to be. So, as a reviewer, is it or is it not "Avé" a boring film?

I didn''t find it boring. While it obeys the rules of a road movie, it succeeds in throwing a game changer question into the mix. Is lying a way to get to where we want to be or just a way to satisfy others so that they''ll take us to where we want to be? And is it easier to satisfy others through made up stories than by being ourselves? What does it say about us, as a community? These questions are poignantly raised by the eponymous character, whose ability to make up a story contrasts with the bluntness of her counterpart - both remarkable performances by the main actors. Over all, "Avé" is a nice little film, and a debut strong enough to leave me waiting for Mr. Bojanov''s next project.