Maria Averina Written by Maria Averina Operators Boris Misirkov and Georgy Bogdanov Producer Martichko Bozhilov Sound engineer Momchil Bozhkov, BFSA Editor Nina Altaparmakova
75 min, 2016, Italy-Bulgaria
IVAN is a charming young man, who works in a post-communist violin factory in Bulgaria named Cremona, the biggest one in Eastern Europe. His greatest dream is to go to the world’s Mecca of violins – the city of Cremona in Italy, the home of Stradivari and Amati, which stands for glamour and exclusivity. The way in between is unexpectedly surprising and marked by dedication, long- lasting traditions and clever business plans. On his way Ivan meets EVA and CHRISTO MARINO, who have already established themselves as luthiers in the Italian Cremona, as well as STOYANKA, who has given up her talent and dream of becoming a luthier, and has been doing one and the same violin part for 17 years now in the Bulgarian Cremona factory. Will IVAN find his Cremona or will he go back? FROM CREMONA TO CREMONA is an emotional journey – to the desired dreamland, to the future of the violin-making art, to the real self of each one violin-maker.