While hitchhiking from Sofia to Ruse, Kamen meets Avé, a 17-year-old runaway girl. With each ride they catch, Avé invents new identities for them, and her compulsive lies get Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble. Reluctantly drawn into this adventure, Kamen begins to fall in love with the fleeting girl. Avé is a roadmovie as spontaneous and freewheeling as the characters’ adventures. And, despite the unfolding of two deeply personal dramas, it does not lack levity and humor. „AVÉ is about those exceptional moments in a young person’s life when time feels suspended, and one’s responsibility is only to the beat of one’s own heart.“ (Konstantin Bojanov)

Director's Biography
Konstantin Bojanov, born 1968 in Bulgaria. After studying cinema and sculpture in Bulgaria, then at the Royal College of Art in London, he made a name for himself as an artist in the arena of modern art with exhibitions in Zurich, Shanghai and Los Angeles. He made his first short Lemon is Lemon in 2001. Avé, his first feature film, had its world premiere at Semaine de la Critique at Cannes 2011 and won the Special Jury Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival 2011. // Films (Selected): 3001 (2002, short), UN PEAU MOINS (2004, short), INVISIBLE (2005, short), RED HOOK (2010, short), AVÉ (2011)
Competition Fiction 2012
Konstantin Bojanov
Bulgaria 2011
88 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Konstantin Bojanov, Arnold Barkus
Cinematography Nenad Boroevich/Radoslav Gotchev
Editing Stela Georgieva
Sound/Sounddesign Momchil Bozhkov, Chris Davis, Tom Paul
Music Susan Jacobs, Tom Paul, Jackie Mulhearn
With Anjela Nedyalkova, Ovanes Torosyan, Martin Brambach, Svetlana Yancheva, Nikolay Urumov, Elena Rainova, Krasimir Dokov, Iossif Sarchadzhiev, Bruno S.
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