VAKLUSH

Bulgaria
| 2023
| 100 min.
| Documentary

Script: Nikolay Vasilev, Lilia Angelova, Tanya Cheshmedjieva
Director: Nikolay Vasilev
Cinematography: Ivaylo Kuzov, Zhoro Nedyalkov, Nikolay Petrov, Plamen Gerasimov, Nedyalko Danov, Borislav Georgiev
Music: Theodosii Spassov, Ivan Shopov, Georgi Tsvetkov

Production: Creative Snab – Nikolay Vasilev

Filmed between 1998 and 2022, ‘Vaklush’ is a documentary of unseen archival footage from the life of the famous spiritual leader, Teacher Vaklush Tolev. Dedicated to the centenary of his birth, it tells the story of the life and ideas of one of the most enigmatic personalities of Bulgaria.

NIKOLAY VASILEV is a screenwriter and director of documentaries and television formats. He has won numerous awards, including the Jameson Short Film Award at the 14th International Sofia Film Fest, for his documentary ‘Tales’. ‘The Way to Thebes’ received the 2018 Best Film Award, and ‘High’ won the 2020 Second Prize for Best Bulgarian Film at the Master of Arts Film Festival. His ‘Theo’s Formula’ was awarded the 2019 Bitter Cup at the Love Is Madness Festival.