The Long Path Of The Crocodile & Water Pasture:Bulgarian Film Festival 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
The Long Path of the Crocodile:
The craving for freedom makes Lubo flee Bulgaria. Running away is rather a matter of instinct than choice. Lubo is one of those queer people, citizens of the world whom destiny dooms to settle at places where there are challenges, adventures and risks.
Lubo manages to get beyond the border line during a popular gathering at Kalotina. He crosses the whole territory of former Yugoslavia experiencing some incredible adventures and swims through the Adriatic Sea in just one night in spite of the storm and the dangers from the numerous bloodthirsty sharks. After staying in a camp in Italy, Lubo heads for Australia where he lives for some time being involved in risky crocodile hunting.
Lubo comes across the book “The River of Gold”, which is the turning point in his life. He kisses the first tiny piece of gold that he extracted without being sure it is indeed gold. He hears about vast gold-diggings in Papua New Guinea and there he goes. He works in the jungle and is happy with his life. He has a collection of 2,000 wooden masks. Freedom and gold are Lubo’s destiny, and as long as he lives he will be part of this adventure.
One summer day in 2010 the small pool near the village of Osikovitza (50 km. from Sofia) meets the dawn with a figure of a shepherd walking on the water. With no fear of sinking he was followed by some grazing sheep reminding the proverb ”Like the shepherd like the flock“ or vise versa “Like the flock like the shepherd”. Unlike the monster hidden in the waters of Lock Ness “Water pasture” was raised above the water by the sculptor Pavel Koychev and managed to fascinate people of all strata. Eyewitnesses remember “Summer” of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” performed by a world famous violinist upon seeing “Water pasture”. There s a saying “A nine days’ wonder” and the wonder of Osikovitza pool remained for nine weeks. However our film couldn’t document the resistance of the carefree shepherd to the seasons of rain and snow.
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