THE INVESTIGATION

THE INVESTIGATION

Original Title: Razsledvane

Synopsis

Parts of a corpse have been found and the suspect, Plamen Goranov, brother of the murdered man, has been detained. He denies the charges and since there is no direct evidence that he has committed the crime the investigation is about to be cancelled. Then a new investigator is appointed – Alexandra Yakimova – and she starts everything from scratch. During the day she interrogates the relatives, friends, colleagues of the two brothers and at night she interrogates Plamen. She hasn’t got much time left for her family.

She has chosen solitude for herself and she tries to overcome it by more andmore work. Loneliness is eating Plamen too, and the tough man starts cherishing his encounters with the investigator for the chance to talk toher. The film follows the course of the investigation, focusing on its maintheme – desperate loneliness and how to come to terms with it.

Technical Information

2006; Bulgaria, Germany, Netherlands; Drama, Crime; 105 minutes; 35mm, HDCAM-SR; 1:1.85; 5.1 mix; Original Language: Bulgarian; Subtitles: Czech, English, Polish

DIRECTOR

Iglika Triffonova

WRITER

Iglika Triffonova

D.O.P.

Rali Ralchev

EDITOR

Yodanka Bachvarova

MUSIC

Han Otten

PRODUCTION COMPANY

KLAS Film, Phanta Vision, Flying Moon

CO-PRODUCER

Bulgarian National TV

PRODUCER

Rossitsa Valkanova, Petra Goedings, Helge Albers

Alexandra

Svetlana Yancheva

Plamen

Krassimir Dokov

Ludmil (Alexandra’s assi

Dejan Donkov

Marin (Alexandra’s husba

Hristo Garbov

Chief Inspector

Kliment Denchev

Plamen’s Wife

Tanya Shahova

Nevena (wife’s friend)

Labina Mitevska

Plamen’s Mother

Emilia Radeva

Alexandra’s daughter

Nikol Krasteva

IGLIKA TRIFFONOVA

IGLIKA TRIFFONOVA studied film & TV at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Art in Sofia. Her career began with a series of documentaries, the first being YEAR OF 1990 (45 min), documenting the year after the fall of the Berlin wall. The film was selected by numerous festivals (Marseilles, Oberhausen, Potsdam) and won First prize at “Prix Futura”, Berlin, 1991. Among her other works of this time are POSSIBLE DISTANCES (1992), about the distances separating a Bulgarian man and a Turkish woman – called by the critics a “documentary love story” – and MURDER STORIES (1993), being the confessions of three men who have committed murder – the film was at Marseilles and Mannheim and was awarded The Golden Rose for best Bulgarian Documentary in 1994. The film played an important role in forming the public opinion during the debate against the death penalty held in Bulgarian in the early 90s and had a strong influence on the themes contained in THE INVESTIGATION.

Her first feature was LETTER TO AMERICA (2000), and was awarded 9 national prizes, including the Bulgarian nomination for the 2001 Oscar awards for best foreign film and was selected by over 45 international festivals.

THE INVESTIGATION (2006) is her 2nd feature. It has been awarded 11 national prizes and 7 international awards so far.

Iglika lives in Sofia with her husband, the actor Hristo Gurbov, who plays the husband in THE INVESTIGATION.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2006 The Investigation

2001 Letter to Amerika

Feature Documentary

1995 Po patya

1994 Portret na edna aktrisa

1992 Vazmozhni razstoyaniya

1990 Leto gospodne 1990

 

Short

1993 Razkazi za ubiystva

2012

RICHMOND FILM SOCIETY

Jan 17 – 17

2011

BULGARIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE

Jun 12 – 13

2010

INT. FRAUEN FILM FESTIVAL DORTMUND

Apr 14 – 18 (in competition)

BULGARIAN FILMS IN LONDON

Jan 26 – 27

2009

CRIME FESTIVAL

Oct 17 – 17

ABATON KINO

Jul 13 – 13

BULGARISCHE FILMWOCHE

Jul 13 – 13

AUSGERECHNET BULGARIEN!

Jun 23 – 23

MOSCOW INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Jun 19 – 25

INT. FILM FESTIVAL MALMÖ

Apr 01 – 04

2008

WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART

Sep 18 – 21

LUBUSKIE LATO FILMOWE – FILM SUMMER

Jul 08 – 13

BUCHAREST INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Jun 28 – Jul 06

TRANSILVANIA INT. FILM FESTIVAL

May 30 – Jun 08

BANJA LUKA FILM FESTIVAL

May 02 – 09

ANKARA INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Mar 13 – Sep 23

BELGRADE INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Feb 22 – Mar 04

TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL – ALPE ADRIA

Jan 18 – 25

PALM SPRINGS INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Jan 04 – 15

2007

 

SOFIA IFF

Best Balkan Film & Best Bulgarian Feature Film

Dec 18

KERALA INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Dec 07 – 14

KOLKATA INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Nov 10 – 17

 

FILMMAKER’S UNION AWARDS

Award of the city of Sofia for cinema & Best Actress

Oct 23

WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL

Oct 12 – 20

HAIFA INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 27 – Oct 04

SEOUL INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 06 – 16 (in competition)

SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL

Aug 25 – 25

 

COTTBUS FF OF YOUNG EAST EUROPEAN CINEMA

Best Film

Aug 08

 

FESTIVAL FOR EUROPEAN FILMS, PAZARDJIK

Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress & Best Actor

Feb 14

2006

 

BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM CENTER AWARDS

Best Cinematographer & Best Editor

Oct 12

 

GOLDEN ROSE, VARNA

Special Jury Prize & the Critics’ Award & Best Actor

Aug 09

coming soon…

LABINA MITEVSKA

Labina Mitevska was born in 1975 in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. She studied at the faculty of Art and Archaeology at the University of St. Kiril and Metodi (Skopje) as well at the European Film College (Denmark) and the University of Arizona’s Department of Art History. She started her career by coincidence, starting in Milcho Manchevski’s film “Pred Dozdot” (1994) in the role of Zamira, a young Macedonian Albanian girl. Her next appearance was in the Macedonian theatre production of Tuku Taka Pod Oblaka (All of a Sudden Under the Clouds). In 1996, Labina played a supporting role in Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), directed by Michael Winterbottom, who next casted her in “I Want You” (1998). In 2000, she had the lead role in the Czech film “Loners”, and next appeared in “Too Bad That Balkan Express Was Already Used”, directed by her sister Teona Mitevska. Beside acting, a couple of her essays have appeared in the Macedonian magazines “Start” and “Dnevnik”.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2012 The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears

2010 Stapki v pyasaka

2009 9:06

2009 7 avlu

2007 Prevrteno

 

Short

2008 Voix de garage

KRASSIMIR DOKOV

From 1978 – 1981, Dokov studied at the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts – Sofia, Bulgaria – acting for drama theater in the classes of prof. Nikolay Lyutzkanov with assistant Margarita Mladenova. During his career, Dokov has played more than 50 characters in the theater and has starred in many features. Awards in the theater: 1988 – Best Leading Actor, Theater Festival, Bulgaria; 1989 – Best Leading Actor, Theater Festival, Bulgaria. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian filmmakers.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2011 Avé

2010 Zad kadar

2009 Prima Primavera

2009 Kozelat

2009 Raci

2006 Nosht i den

2006 Razsledvane