Life is an Eternal Swing
Belgium/Bulgaria, 2015, 98 min
Script: André Chandelle, Vera Chandelle
Director: André Chandelle
DOP: Gueo Ivanov
Producer: Luna Blue Film, Fabrikata
Co-Production: Concept Studio, Klas Film
Post Production: Concept Studio
Language: Bulgarian language with English subtitles
Rights: Worldwide Pay TV, Free TV, VOD, SVOD, DVD
Rights Holder / Agent: Concept Studio
The movie features the Sentimental Swingers - a group, consisting of a female vocal trio and instrumental sextet. They are glamorous and attractive despite their country that sometimes seems to be grey and disenchanted. The characters are all part of the socalled “lost generation” (with the fall of the Berlin Wall two million young Bulgarians left the country forever) but they stayed behind!
Marked by the communist past of Bulgaria and by the agony of the transitional period, a female vocal trio and their musicians are making their best to have a normal life. Filled with music, memories and sensations transmitted by the musicians, the story is also told from the perspective of the Belgian director, who has been living in Bulgaria for ten years. In front of his friendly and sensitive eyes Sentimental Singers shell the grains of memories, hopes and dreams of a generation, which refuses to be lost.