JUDGMENT | SADILISHTETO (original title)

2014 | Drama |107 min

Argo Film, Bulgaria / Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion, Germany / Propeler Film, Croatia / Sektor Film, Macedonia / supported by Eurimage



Mityo has lost everything that matters to him: his wife, his work and his hopes. And now he’s losing the trust of his only son, Vasko.  Out of desperation, Mityo agrees to smuggle illegal immigrants from Syria through a steep mountain pass into Bulgaria. One last trip remains. Left at the mercy of the Judgment Mountain, and in desperate need of help from his ever more distant son, Mityo will soon discover if he can be forgiven for a terrible sin committed 25 years ago. 

Directed by: Stephan Komandarev

Screenplay by: Marin Damyanov, Emil Spahiyski, Stephan Komandarev

Cinematography by: Krasimir Andonov

Produced by: Stephan Komandarev, Katya Tryckova, Polly Guencheva, Alexander Ris, Christine Haupt, Boris T. Matic, Vladimir Anastasov, Angela Nestorovska  

Assen Blatechki - Mityo

Miki Manojlovic - The Captain

Ovanes Torosian - Vasko

Ina Nikolova - Maria

ParaskevaDjukelova - Kera

Meto Jovanovski - The Doctor

Bulgarian entry – Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film – 2016

2014: Sofia International Film Festival (Bulgaria) – Best Bulgarian Feature film
2014: Jameson Golden blend – (Bulgaria) – Best Bulgarian Feature Film
2014: Warsaw Film Festival (Poland)
2014: Haifa International Film Festival (Israel)
2014: CinEast Film Festival (Luxembourg)
2014: Mostra Internacional de Cinema Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2014: Arras Film Festival (France)
2014: Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival (Bulgaria) | Competition – Best Film and Best Actor awards
2015: SEE a Paris (France) – Best Film, Best Director and  Best Actor awards
2015: Bulgarian Film Academy Awards:  Best cinematography, Best screenplay and Best supporting female role
2015: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival (Finland)
2014: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia)
2014: Kolkata International Film Festival (India)
2014: International Film Festival of India (Goa)
2015: Santa Barbara International Film Festival (USA)
2015: Heartland Film Festival. Indianapolis (USA) – Grand jury prize for Best narrative Feature
2016: Palm Springs Film Festival (USA)
2016: Greater Farmington Film Festival (USA)
2016: PriFilm Fest, (Kosovo)