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Twice upon a Time in the West

Boris Despodov

28.06 UGC De Brouckère 19:30
Fiction . 97' . Bulgaria, Spain . 2015 . Bulgarian / ST : English, French

Mila, a bride on the run, stumbles upon a ghost town in the middle of the desert whilst trying tho escape from her murderous husband-to-be. This surreal landscape has served once as a setting for Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, so its local inhabitants still dream of being film extras. When Mila gets a job as a housekeeper for a local eccentric lady, she soon discovers that she is actually working for the true Claudia Cardinale herself. Those women become friends and find common strength to face the demons, both past and present. Soon enough their duo is supplemented with a romantic cowboy, vying for the young woman’s lonely heart, and an Indian mystic eager to lead them out of the desert. At this moment the boundary between reality and cinema begins to fade. When the villain appears, everything becomes just “like a movie”.


Claudia Cardinale
Diana Paskalieva
Alex Brendemühl
Francesc Garrido


Boris Despodov


Andrey Paounov
Boris Despodov


Vincent Assmann
Boris Despodov
Andrey Paounov


Momchil Bozhkov


Florian Erlbeck


Jimmy Gimferrer

Boris Despodov

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Boris Despodov is a painter, animation, documentary and fiction film director and producer. His documentary feature Corridor #8 was screened at over 60 international film festivals and received 16 international awards. His feature film debut Twice Upon a Time in the West a post-modern fiction film, starring Claudia Cardinale, as well as one of Spain’s emerging male star actor Alex Brendemühl. The film refers to Sergio Leone’s classic western and was produced for less than 400 000 Euro. He produces in 2013 Soul food stories, a documentary film.


2002: Mitologia (short)
2005: Asansyorat na Schindler (short documentary)
2005: Tik-tak (short)
2008: Corridor No. 8 (documentary)
2009: Tri sestri i Andrey (short)
2009: Tolibu Dibu Dauchyu (short documentary)
2010: Made in China (short)
2015: Shtrih i stih (short)

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