Special screenings

Simon vs. Fear (The Varsano Case)


A personal view on the life story of the Bulgarian photographer Simon Varsano who became a victim of political regime.

He is a medical photographer, a water polo competitor, a romantic, a favorite of women. Overnight, he becomes a prisoner with his legs shot, an enemy of the regime, a victim of political police. This nightmare remained in the 1980's before the Berlin Wall's collapse. Now for Simon Varsano everything will re-erupt, along with a video from the Communist State Security archives. A meeting with the past and a clash again: Simon versus Fear. The clash of one person, photographer Simon Varsano, with the communist State Security system, told in a very personal way by director Georgi Tenev.


Director Georgi Tenev
Script Georgi Tenev
Camera Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov
Music Ivo Spassov
Producer Martichka Bozhilova, Agitprop

With the support of Bulgarian National Film Fund