World Perspectives / UK premiere

The Colour of the Chameleon (Tsvetat na Hameleona)

  • Emil Christov /
  • Bulgaria /
  • 2012 /
  • 111 mins

Ruscen Vidinliev, Irena Milyankova, Russy Chanev, Samuel Finzi, Deyan Donkov, Hristo Garbov, Svetlana Yancheva, Kasiel Noah Asher / Fiction / Bulgarian

Spies run wild during the twilight of Communism.

In this absurdist satire on state surveillance and bureaucracy in Eastern Europe in the late Communist era, young Batko (Ruscen Vidinliev) is recruited by the secret police to keep tabs on an underground group of ‘New Thinkers.’ When he’s unfairly dismissed from his post, Batko sets about plotting his revenge by recruiting his own secret service to gather information that will enable him to undermine the regime. A coolly stylish and blackly humourous statement on paranoia.

2013 Archive

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