film ROUNDS (V krug)
  • Original title: V krug
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: drama, crime
  • Country: Bulgaria, Serbia
  • Language: Bulgarian
  • Length: 106
  • Format: HD, color
  • Directed by: Stephan Komandarev
Sofia, November 9th, 2019.Night. As the country is prepared to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the regime change in Bulgaria, three police patrol cars roam the streets of the sleeping city. The police officers on their rounds take us on a journey through a society that is still looking for its purpose and identity after three decades of transition. These are the scenes of survival and failure, of lives saved while others are lost, of generosity dissolving into social cruelty and indifference. The elusive preservation of dignity seems to be the sole point of getting through the night.
  • Screenplay: Stephan Komandarev, Simeon Ventsislavov
  • Director of photography: Veselin Hristov
  • Production design: Mariya Koycheva
  • Edited by: Nina Altaparmakova
  • Costume designer: Mariya Koycheva
  • Sound designer: Tzvetelina Tzvetkova
  • Cast: Ivan Barnev, Irini Jambonas, Stefan Denolyubov, Assen Blatechki, Stoyan Doychev, Vassil Vassilev-Zouek
  • Production company: Argo Film
  • Producers: Katya Trichkova, Stephan Komandarev
  • Co-production: SEE Film Pro, Deuxieme Ligne Films, Ez Films
  • Co-producers: Dobromir Chochov, Nenad Dukic (CEE Film Pro), Elie Meirovitz (EZ Films), Marie Dubas (Deuxième Ligne Films)
  • Supported by: Bulgarian Film Center, Serbian Film Center

5 awards


4 Festivals


  • Sarajevo FF Sarajevo BiH - 2019 Competition
  • Tirana FF Tirana Albania - 2019 Competition
  • Gijon IFF Gijon Spain - 2019 Comepetition
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival California USA - 2020
  • Belgrade International Film Festival Belgrade Serbia - 2020 Comepetition
  • goEAST Film Festival Wiesbaden Germany - 2020 Comepetition
  • SEE Film Festival Los Angeles Los Angeles USA - 2020 Comepetition
  • Motovun FF Motovun Croatia - 2020 Comepetition
  • Palic European FF Palic Serbia - 2020 Bulgaria in Focus
  • Pristina IFF Pristina UNMI Kosovo* - 2020 Comepetition