The film tells how and why the communist secret service spied on
actor Georgi Partsalev in the 1950s/1960s and how the collected information
about him has been used over the years by the Ministry of
Interior and party functionaries. Partsalev’s record bears witness to a
time when the repressive state apparatus of the communist regime
was used to reshape the society.
OLEG KOVACHEV studied Cinematography at NATFA, Sofia (1980).
He worked at Boyana Film Studios (1986–1991). Director/writer/director
of photography of dozens of films. The Soul (1986) was his
directorial debut. In 2019 he made a documentary about Bulgarian
revolutionaries Hajji Dimiter and Stefan Karadja, Men of Fire. He was
behind the re-opening of the legendary Vlaikova cinema in Sofia.
Writer/director of a number of award-winning documentaries including
Golden Rhyton for Best Director for his 245.5 (2009).