The DMZ Docs is young and unique South Korean documentary film festival focuses on the themes of peace, coexistence and reconciliation, hold for the third time in the Korean demilitarized zone. Apart from the international competition, the festival will present contemporary Korean and Asian documentaries, as well as special section curated by the VoD portal Doc Alliance Films.
3rd DMZ Docs, South Korea
September 22 – 28, 2011
Hotel Rai, Bulgaria, 2010, 54 min, Beta SP, Human Rights, Social Issues, Society
The young Demir dreams of a wedding. But his Roma tower block at the outskirts of a provincial town in Bulgaria is no place for romance. 25 years ago it had all it takes for panel socialist heaven: from parquet floors to intercom, the coveted hot water central, street lamps, benches under murmuring apple trees. Someone called the place Paradise Hotel – and the name stuck. But now? The parquet disappeared. The water stopped. The lights went off. And if you cross the field behind Paradise Hotel, you will see Bozhidar “The God Given” who protects everyone from evil and excessive happiness in a documentary about panel integration, love, misery, a lot of dreams, a little lyrics and one Gypsy wedding.
East Silver 2010 / East Silver Caravan 2010 / Silver Eye Nominee 2010