Delete

Short fiction film – dir. Simeon Tsonchev

He is riding an old bike. She is browsing pictures on a computer. Then she abruptly presses Delete.

Synopsis

He is riding an old bike. She is browsing pictures on a computer. Then she abruptly presses Delete.

Director’s notes

I think about consequences. I think about consequences when I see people acting crazy in moments of hardship. I am sure that everybody has thrown stuff away only to regret it deeply afterwards. We try to erase the memories that hurt. At times it’s easy to forget; at others coincidence confuses and puzzles us. Nothing goes to waste in nature, they say. Where, then, are all the moments we choose to delete? It’s a tricky question, let’s admit it.

I myself delete and throw things in the bin: dark thoughts and bad moments, empty bottles, boring people and dull stories, piles of paper with useless scribble, relationships, apple cores and ashtrays brimming over with stubs…

Where do all the useless memories go? Are they deleted without a trace? Or maybe somebody can play with them? Why do we people remember some things and others – not? Is it a game of fate? Is it a system failure? Maybe.

Technical specs

  • original title: Изтриване Iztrivane
  • alternate titles: Delete Eliminar Effacer Löschen Διαγραφή
  • country: Bulgaria
  • release date: January 2008
  • filming format: HDV
  • screening formats: HDV, BD, BetaSP, MiniDV, DVD, DV
  • picture: colour, 1.78:1
  • sound: stereo 2.0
  • runtime: 6 min
  • language: Bulgarian
  • subtitles: English, Bulgarian
  • IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt1559345
  • website: monoco.eu/delete

Cast

  • he — Alexander Goncharov
  • she — Vasilka Dimitrova

Crew

  • scriptwriter & director – Simeon Tsonchev
  • director of photography – Ivaylo Donchev
  • sound designer – Nenko Milev
  • art director – Staki Zikov
  • costume designer – Elena Stoyanova
  • make-up designer – Biserka Halacheva
  • unit production manager – Valentin Marinov-Pelo
  • assistant director – Alexander ‘Sancho’ Marinov
  • script supervisor – Andrey Getov
  • property master – Borislav Milotinov
  • focus puller – Mihail Kotev
  • camera assistant – Rosen Andonov
  • key grip – Petyo Tsonchev
  • on set photographer – Emona Tsoncheva
  • photographer – Neno Zhekov
  • editor – Toma Vasharov
  • colourist – Kalin Petrov
  • transport – Stanislav Sandulov
  • catering – Emona Nacheva
  • translation – Alexander ‘Sancho’ Marinov
  • original music score – Accordion Impression © 2008 Alexander Popov, Balkan Waltz © 2008 Nenko Milev
  • producer – Simeon Tsonchev
  • production – Mono Collective

Kindly supported by

Special thanks to

Stela Pavlova, Georgi Nikolov, Stanislava Petkova, Kaloyan Ramadanov, Kaloyan Nedelchev, Ana Stoyanova, Simeon Kirov, Bogomil Rusev, Vasil Spasov, Slavcho Traykov, Martin Makariev, Nikolay Mitov, Celtx

Music score

The composers Alexander Popov and Nenko Milev created the original music score for the film. Now you can hear it here:

Film festivals (19)

  • 3. Eastern Xpress Festival, November 2010, Uppsala (Sweden)
  • 1. In Vervoering, a Breaking Ground Open Air Festival, August 2010, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  • 3. Festival de las estrellas, May 2010, Santa Cruz de La Palma (Spain)
  • 1. Holmfirth Film Festival, April 2010, Homfirth (United Kingdom)
  • 7. Central American Festival of Young Cinema La 240, April 2010, San José (Costa Rica)
  • 7. Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes del Cusco, November 2009, Cusco (Peru)
  • 48. Golden Knight of Malta, November 2009, Valletta (Malta)
  • 29. Amiens International Film Festival, November 2009, Amiens (France)
  • 3. Thess Short Film Festival, October 2009, Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • 3. Time Film Festival, June 2009, Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • 8. International Festival of Cine Chico of Canarias, May 2009, Canary Islands (Spain)
  • 4. Unifest 09, April 2009, Madrid (Spain)
  • 7. Zemos98, March 2009, Seville (Spain)
  • 24. Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, February 2009, Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  • 8. Méribel Ad Festival, December 2008, Paris (France)
  • 7. Platforma Video 8, November 2008, Athens (Greece)
  • 2. International Short Film Festival Filmini, October 2008, Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • 4. Early Bird, October 2008, Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • 6. International Short Film Festival In The Palace, June 2008, Balchik (Bulgaria)

Special screenings and events (6)

  • Best Bulgarian Short Films screened on Filmini Short Film Festivals, November 2009, Varna (Bulgaria)
  • The Fridge Conceptual Space Opening, June 2009, Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • Bar Amsterdam Selection – Short Films Screenings, June 2009, Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • European Short Film Night, May 2009, Białystok (Poland)
  • UBF Selection – Young Bulgarian Cinema, November 2008, Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • Robert Bosch Foundation Selection – Bulgarian (short) films, June 2008, Dresden (Germany)

TV broadcasts (2)

  • TUEVE, January – April 2010, Satellite, Cable, Pay TV, VOD, Mobile Networks over Spain
  • Programme Metrópolis on Channel 2 of RTVE, May 2009, Satellite Broadcast over Spain and Latin America

* Last updated: 25 November 2010.

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