International premiere

Phi 1.618

Local title
Kuldlõige
Director
Theodore Ushev
Country
Bulgaria, Canada
Year
2022
Programme
First Feature Out of Competition
Genre
adventure, science fiction, fantasy

A dystopian fairy-tale, all too true at its philosophical core: a new nation of eternal, biologically perfect humans, the bio-titans, are preparing to leave Earth forever, onboard a colossal spaceship. In this utopian reality, two unlikely heroes, Gargara and Krypton, attempt to fight the inevitable, to turn history around once more – and to instil a sense of love and togetherness once more in the world.

The title refers to the golden ratio, the perfectly stale sense of self and the world that the bio-titans embody. About to colonise the Cosmos, they cannot tolerate any deviations – above all any feelings, any senses of being human. In this bold futurist take on totalitarianism, the key to turning the world around is a book that completely contradicts the written history of the bio-titans. A book that even becomes alive…

Theodore Ushev, born in 1968, is a master of international animation, with over 200 awards and an Oscar nomination under his belt. He approaches real-life-cinema with a radical graphic sense and combines acting and animation. The result is as fascinating as sterile thinking and moves slowly to come back alive on screen – culminating in an explosive finale.

Constantly exploring the relationship between art and power in earlier works, Ushev presents a truly idiosyncratic vision in his first live-action-film.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Theodore Ushev
Screenwriter
Vladislav Todorov
Cast
Kitodar Todorov, Nikolay Stanoev, Irmena Chichikova, Deyan Donkov, Martina Apostolova
Producer
Orlin Ruevski, Vladislav Todorov
DoP
Emil Christov
Editor
Victoria Radoslavova
Production
Moviemento, Peripeteia
Runtime
Director
Theodore Ushev

Filmograafia Phi 1.618 (2022)

Screenings

7th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening130502 / Kuldlõige
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsTheodore Ushev (Director), Orlin Ruevski (Producer), Martina Apostolova (Actress), [object Object]
Q&A duration
Screening duration
6th Hall Apollo Kino Lõunakeskus, Tartu
Screening172301 / Kuldlõige
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
4th Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening171305 / Kuldlõige
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration