Fly By Rossinant

ein Film von Jacky Stoev

KOMÖDIE | 2007 | Bulgarien, Serbien, Österreich | 85 min | Bulgarian | 35mm

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Eine Geschichte aus der Welt der Musik. Die Charaktere sind bulgarische Musiker auf einer Tour durch Opernhäuser in Westeuropa. So wie in allen Künstlergruppen der Welt finden wir auch unter den Mitgliedern dieser Operntournee ein verworrenes Netz komplizierter Beziehungen. Egoismus und Verrat überschlagen sich, vergangene und aktuelle Leidenschaften brodeln und kochen. Nur in der Musik scheinen die Protagonisten alle vereint. In der Musik entfalten sie ihre südosteuropäische Sensibilität und rüsten diese zum Streitwagen der klassischen Musik, die sie als ihre Berufung ansehen. Ihre unbändige Energie befruchtet die klassische Musik, die wie neugeboren erscheint: unschuldig und verführerisch, sonderbar und wunderschön zugleich - trotz ihrem barbarischen Klang. Wir vertrauen auf die Kompositionen von Goran Bregovich, um dieses Gefühl zu erzeugen.
Besetzung: Itsko Fintsi, Krustio Lafazanov, Dian (Dido) Machev, Janet Ivanova, Stefania Koleva, Sashka Fillipova

Regie: Jacky StoevDrehbuch: Swetoslav Ovtscharov, Jacky StoevKamera: Plamen Gelinov, Miladin CholakovichSchnitt: Krassi Velitschkova, Nina AltaparmakovaMusik: Goran BregovichTon: Boris Trajanov, Nenad VukadinovichAusstattung: Prolet IvanovaKostme: Elena DenyakovaAufnahmeleitung: Bogdan Gribic (Austria)Produktionsleitung: Alexander Metodiev, Alexander Glehr (Austria)
Produktion: Diana Damjanova, Alexander Metodiev, Maxa Chatovic, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Frderungen: National Film Center Bulgaria, Bulgarian National TV, Cine Styria, Eurimages, Vivatel

Weltvertrieb: D&D Agency for research and public relations /
A musical film with elements of Grand Opera and Silent Movies.
This is one typically Balkan story (more likely several stories), told in the stylistics of the musical comedy genre, but also in the dimensions of a wider philosophical-narrative impression.
A small but very talented artistic musical group from a provincial Bulgarian town embarks on a tour aiming to conquer the music scene of Western Europe. The action takes place mostly in and around an old and battered bus which is the group’s means of transportation and which bears, most appropriately, the name of Don Quixote’s horse Rocinante. Dreams and reality, just like in Cervantes’s novel, intermingle beyond recognition, but there is an abundance of Don Quixote’s and Sancho Panza’s.
Fly by Rocinante is also a film about love – past, present and future.  At times simultaneously lustfully-rough and abstractly noble, consumed or just anticipated.
Sure there are melancholic tunes in the overall comic structure, especially on topics like “time flies irreversibly”, “artistic drive wanes with the coming of life’s dusk. But great art triumphs above all, and the love for the audience.
This is not just a Balkan Happy End, it is offered with a lot of Balkan music-folklore and philosophy colouring. In spite of all the difficulties and tribulations, fears and mishaps man is prone to and circumstances bring about, the vitality of the creative spirit, the flight of fantasy, as well as the persistent constructive creativity, are capable of achieving the final victory! On stage at least…
The film – defined by the director Georgi Stoev – Jacky as “Le Cinema Variete”, is so intense, real and unique in its Balkan character due, also, to the music of the Serbian maestro Goran Bregovich.
Could the film be a symbol of the voyage of a small Balkan country to Europe in an old battered bus, a left-over from the past.
The film is a homage to the roots of cinema.


Special award – 10th Euro-Asian Telephorum, Moscow (Russia)

Special award – International movie festival “Vernoe Sarce”, Moscow (Russia)

Special award – International festival “Az, Chelovek”, Orenburgh (Russia)

Prize awarded by the Director of the Festival - 6th Festival of European Film Smiles - Mladà Boleslav (Czech Republic)
...for its witty portrayal of a clash of cultures in modern Europe in the form of a crazy comedy.


10th Euro-Asian  Telephorum, Moscow (Russia) 2007

International movie festival “Vernoe Sarce”, Moscow (Russia) 2007

International festival “Az, Chelovek”, Orenburgh (Russia)  2007

12th Sofia Film Festival 2008 (Bulgaria) 12.03.2008 - 16.03.2008

DIAGONALE Festival des österreichischen Films(Programm "Zustandswechsel Graz") - Graz (Austria) 01.04.2008 - 06.04.2008

Tishman International Bulgarian Film Festival - New York (USA) 04.04.2008 - 19.04.2008

Festival of European Film Smiles - Mladà Boleslav (Czech Republic) 13.09.2008 - 20.09.2008

Born on the 22th of March 1941 in Bulgaria


1966                    A Master’s Degree in Biology, Dresden, Germany


1967 - 1969                Assistant - operator and Assistant -   director at the Studio “Vreme”;

1969 - 1988                Director at the Studio “Vreme”, the Studio “Spektar”, the Bulgarian National Television and the Studio of feature films “Boyana”;

1969 - 1996                Over 50 popular science and documentary films;                   Feature films : “ Our Shoshcanini”,
                    “ The Misfortunes of Spas and Nelly”.
                    Film novelettes - “The Divorce in the Past”,
                    “The Divorce Nowadays”.

From 1996                A free-lancing director

1994 - the Series “Conflicts”, 20 episodes;

1995 – Twin pubs – documentary

1996 – My life – documentary

1997 – His alibi – feature short

1998 - the Series “Mosaic”, 36 episodes;

2001 - the Series “Buz-z-z-z”- the Bulgarian National Television; 25 episodes;

2003 - the Transmission “Sham” – the Bulgarian National Television; 4 episodes.


1986 - “The Golden Rhyton”        

for the film “Counted Days”;

1969 - An Award of the International Association of the popular science cinema       

for the film “ The Children of the Animals”

1987 - A Award of the International Association of the popular science cinema       

for the film “Dance”; for the film” About the Mice and the Cats”;

1989 - an award at the First nternational Festival of Peking  

for the film “Dance”;

1990 - the International Children’s Festival - Belgrade   

for the film “The Misfortunes of Spas and Nelly”

1990 - an award of SIFEZ and an award of the public          

for the film “The Misfortunes of Spas and Nelly”

1991 - an award of the Protestant Jury of Oberhausen            

for the film “Counted Days”;

1991 – the special award of the jury on the International comedies festival, Gabrovo    

for the film “The Misfortunes of Spas and Nelly”

2007 – 10th Euro-Asian  Telephorum, Moscow – the Special award           
for the film “Fly by Rossinant”

2007 – International movie festival “Vernoe Sarce”, Moscow – the Special award            
for the film “Fly by Rossinant”

2007 – International festival “Az, Chelovek”, Orenburgh, Russia – the Special award       
for the film “Fly by Rossinant”

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