Simon vs. Fear (The Varsano Case)

79', documentary

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

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.