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  • Magic Lives of V

  • Original Title:
  • Veeran elämät
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2019

  • A young woman, Veera, haunted by her childhood traumas is trying to become more independent through live role-playing. As she guides herself and her mentally disabled brother through the world of multiple roles and identities, witches and wizards, she finally finds the courage to face the demons of her own past; namely their abusive father.

    Director’s Statement: I have always been interested in the line between fact and fiction. In what way people in documentaries are real or how much they are just playing roles they believe to be true? When I met Veera, the main character of this film, I understood immediately both cinematic and philosophical potential of the subject. For once I could move freely from fact to fiction without ethical dilemmas, because this is the subject of the film; the way my characters do it themselves in order to cope.

  • Director:
  • Tonislav Hristov
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • In Post-Production
  • Country:
  • Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria
  • Production Company:
  • Making Movies
    Kaarle Aho
  • Sales Company:
  • TBA
  • About the Director:
    Tonislav Hristov was born in Vraza, Bulgaria, in 1978. In 2003 he moved to Helsinki and started to study film. He has directed six feature-length documentaries. His latest, The Good Postman, premiered at IDFA and was screened in Sundance World Documentary Comptetition in 2017. It was nominated for the European Film Awards.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Magic Lives of V Image
  • Magic Lives of V

  • Veeran elämät
  • Year:
  • 2019

  • Director:
  • Tonislav Hristov
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • In Post-Production
  • Country:
  • Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria
  • Production Company:
  • Making Movies
    Kaarle Aho
  • Sales Company:
  • TBA
  • A young woman, Veera, haunted by her childhood traumas is trying to become more independent through live role-playing. As she guides herself and her mentally disabled brother through the world of multiple roles and identities, witches and wizards, she finally finds the courage to face the demons of her own past; namely their abusive father.

    Director’s Statement: I have always been interested in the line between fact and fiction. In what way people in documentaries are real or how much they are just playing roles they believe to be true? When I met Veera, the main character of this film, I understood immediately both cinematic and philosophical potential of the subject. For once I could move freely from fact to fiction without ethical dilemmas, because this is the subject of the film; the way my characters do it themselves in order to cope.

  • About the Director:
    Tonislav Hristov was born in Vraza, Bulgaria, in 1978. In 2003 he moved to Helsinki and started to study film. He has directed six feature-length documentaries. His latest, The Good Postman, premiered at IDFA and was screened in Sundance World Documentary Comptetition in 2017. It was nominated for the European Film Awards.