Concrete Pharaohs

Betonni faraoni

Betonoví faraoni

Script: Jordan Todorov
Photography: Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov
Editing: Nina Altaparmakova
Sound: Momchil Bozhkov
Color: Colour
Language: Bulgarian

1 graves 2 Christian pyramids 3 mounds of death 4 funeral rites: celebrating life 5 the path of Bulgaria's Roma 6 well-furnished flat for the afterlife underground 7 ghostlike silhouettes of cars at the cemetery 8 stiff bodies, poured concrete preserves the community's energy 9 death is a layover in eternal life, we survive 10 rakia, glasses, a bed, blankets, vases, polished marble, facial imprints 20 The strong, centuries-old Christian traditions of Bulgaria's Roma combine a solid belief in the afterlife with all the pleasures of life on Earth - to which we have a right even while waiting for the Final Judgment.

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Festival edition: 2010
Sections: Between the Seas
Exhibition format: BetaSP PAL
Subtitle languages: English


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory