Ilian Metev


The daily work is the same as everywhere, but even Bulgaria’s health minister had to admit that SOFIA‘S LAST AMBULANCE depicts the sad reality of public emergency service in his country. Patients have to wait for hours until Doctor Krassi, paramedic Mila and driver Plamen arrive. Their ambulance mirrors the illness of a whole system at the brink of collapse. And their exhausted faces and tragicomic conversations tell it all. Filmmaker Illian Metev shows their daily routine without commentary in a direct cinema style. One of the few documentaries ever to be shown in the Cannes Critics’ Week. Bulgaria/Croatia/Germany 2012 Regie: Ilian Metev 75 min, DCP, Farbe, OmeU