The Good Postman
A small and dying Bulgarian village facing the Turkish border is preparing for mayoral elections. At nights asylum seekers sneak in causing fear and unrest. The Great Gate, as the village has been called for centuries, has become the loophole of Europe. Two men decide to challenge the indifferent sitting mayor and run for mayor. They have different agendas; one wants to turn the village back to life by welcoming refugees, another wants to close down the border and turn back time to communism. They both soon learn that while good intentions are not enough, even the smallest deeds matter.
Tonislav Hristov is a Bulgarian filmmaker, now living in Finland since 2001. In 2008, he directed his first documentary film Family Fortune for YLE and Bulgarian National Television. His first feature length documentary Rules of Single Life premiered in Finnish cinemas in 2011 and in Bulgarian cinemas in 2012. The film won best documentary award at Sofia International Film Festival and was shown at many others.