Je vois rouge

I See Red People

After twenty-five years spent in France, filmmaker Bojina Panayotova returns to Bulgaria, camera in hand, with a vertiginous suspicion: what if her family collaborated with the political police of the communist regime? And what if they were part of the "red trash" that the demonstrators on the street want to see disappear? She decides to investigate and to film, constantly, ready for anything. Her adventure transforms itself into a tragicomic odyssey, a mix of espionage and family film.

Director's Biography
Bojina Panayotova
Bojina Panayotova was born in Bulgaria in 1982. She was 8 years old when she came to France. Panayotova acquired a Master's in philosophy from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and then enrolled at La Fémis. She directed several shorts selected for many international festivals and also works as a scriptwriter. “I See Red People” is her first feature film as director.

Film Selection: Je vois rouge (I See Red People, 2018, doc) - Cosmonautes (Cosmonauts, 2014, short) - Gospel Bulgare (Bulgarian Gospel, 2011, mid-length doc) - À domicile (Home Match, 2009, short) - Si je tombe (If I Fall, 2008, short)
Cinema Next Europe 2019
Bojina Panayotova
France / Bulgaria 2018
83 minutes
Bulgarian / French
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Bojina Panayotova
Cinematography Bojina Panayotova, Xavier Sirven
Editing Léa Chatauret, Elsa Jonquet, Bojina Panayotova
Sound/Sounddesign Bojina Panayotova, Xavier Sirven
Music Emilian Gatsov
With Bojina Panayotova, Milena Mikhaïlova Makarius, Nicolaï Panayotov, Toshka Mikhaïlova, Silvina Mikhaïlova, Kamen Draganov, Xavier Sirven
Producer(s) Roy Arida, Arnaud Dommerc
Stank, Andolfi
World Sales
Syndicado Film Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Berlinale 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlinale 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere