Mimu Pepo Tati
A FILM BY ILIAN METEV
Night and day 17-year-old Mimu pounds the piano keys. She would rather stop breathing than stop playing. Her biggest hope is to escape from Sofia, to win a place at a respected music school abroad, somewhere where classical musicians are supported. If all goes to plan, she will leave behind her father Tati (53) and younger brother Pepo (11) and start a new life in another country. As the pressure to succeed mounts, the last thing Mimu needs is to lose her cool. Increasingly, Mimu shuts herself away from her family. She grows particularly indifferent to her little brother Pepo, who is already afraid of losing his sister. Their father Tati is a physicist, but with his tiny salary he can hardly cover the electricity bill. How will he ever be able to pay for Mimu’s studies abroad? Walled-in by their own troubles, communication within the family ceases and home becomes a stranger. When one night Mimu inexplicably decides to cancel her plans to study abroad, the family loses its grip. The volatile situation gets out of hand when Pepo suddenly disappears. For the first time in her life, Mimu perceives her father as a fragile man. Though they can’t even remember what Pepo was wearing that day, father and daughter set off on a desperate search. Where is Pepo? And why did he disappear without a trace?
Developed at EAVE Producers Workshop.
PRODUCTION Sutor Kolonko, Chaconna Films
PRODUCERS Ingmar Trost, Ilian Metev
DIRECTOR Ilian Metev
WRITER Ilian Metev & Betina Ip
COMMISSIONING EDITOR Doris Hepp (ZDF)
WITH Mila Mikhova, Niki Mashalov, Todor Velchev
SUPPORTED BY Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MEDIA, Bulgarian National Film Centre
TITLE Mimu Pepo Tati
LENGTH 90 minutes
LOCATION Sofia (BGR)