Concrete Pharaohs

Jordan Todorov, Bulgaria, 201035mm, Colour, 45'

Have you ever seen a faucet for wine and liquor? Or a house in all colours of the rainbow, combining the aesthetics of ancient Greece with PVC joinery into the unique style of rocco-barocco? Or a LCD TV six feet under? Welcome to the picturesque world of the Kalderash Roma – a closed community of no more than 1 million people all over the world. “Concrete Pharaohs” takes us on a journey into the lifestyle and traditions of the most secret and intriguing Roma communities. A charismatic Gypsy baron will walk us through his stories and his new house. We will learn the hot trends in Roma tombstone design. We will go down into the underground homes of African granite, furnished with beds, wardrobes, stereos and a charged cell phone – a direct line to the other world. A celebration of life and afterlife in all of its manifestations.

04 August, Kino në Lum, 20:15

Balkan Documentary Competition

Director: Jordan Todorov
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova
Cinematographer: Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov
Editor: Nina Altaparmakova

Director's Biography

Graduated in Film Critique from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts – Sofia, Bulgaria. Jordan is a specialist in art-house cinema, a film collector and a professional researcher. He is one of the best established Journalists in Bulgaria, specializing on feature portrait stories. Since 2009, he is a freelance journalist and researcher.


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