The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories

Date: 
November 3, 2009 - 19:30 - 21:15
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories

The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories
(in Bulgarian with English subtitles, 2007, 100 mins., directed by Andrey Paounov)

A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens.

A world instantly transformed by ideologies, regimes and dreams of economic prosperity. The tales of characters whose lives intersect in a sinister past, nuclear future and the stinging mosquitoes flying through time, sealing their fate together.

The screening is part of a film series at CEU marking in October 2009 the 20th anniversary of the changes in Central and Eastern Europe.