Young at Heart
Filina is a 75 year old woman, who has never believed that she will grow old. She spends her time mostly in ballroom dancing clubs, where people of her age dance their favorite tango and flirt.
Bulgaria, 2003, 47 min, documentary
Bulgarian National Television
Authors: Svetoslav Draganov,
Director: Svetoslav Draganov
Sound: Neno Nenov
Editor: Julian Minkov
Camera: Plamen Bakardjiev
2003 – takes part at Prix Europa 2003, Berlin, winner of special PRIX Europa
2003 – takes part at the Golden Riton Bulgarian docfestival, Plovdiv, winner of SBFD (Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers) prize
2004 – takes part in the 47th Int. Leipzig Festival for documentary film
Filina is a 75 year old woman, who has never believed that she will grow old. She has had a lot of relationships, and disappointments, too, but she still has not given up on the idea of finding the man of her life. She spends her time mostly in ballroom dancing clubs, where people of her age dance their favorite tango and flirt, forgetting about their problems.
One day Filina meets Joro, a bohemian, who sings and plays the guitar at the “Echo from the youth” pensioners’ club in Sofia. She falls victim to his charm, but only up to the moment when he introduces her to Lubo, a violin player. Each of these two men has his own philosophy about women, marriage and life – and life’s a thing that happens only once to you. Thus, between the dance floor and parties at home, Filina’s fate will suddenly change, maybe…