Documentary Film Competition

The Beast is Still Alive

Director: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Bulgaria | 2016 | 91 min | Bulgarian, English, Greek, Spanish
7.00 KM
18. August 2016  at   20:30
Multiplex Cinema City - Hall 1
Ticket sale for this screening is open.
7.00 KM

A young Bulgarian woman observes the global resurgence of leftist ideology while her country still suffers from its consequences . In a semi-mystic dialogue with her late granddad she traces his transformation from a priest to a communist, then a militant anti-communist. The granddaughter is fed up with the hypocrisy of modern Bulgarian socialists who continuously advocate the introduction of a socialist welfare system while leading her country to ruin for the past 25 years.

Director: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Screenplay: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Director of Photography: Alie Crawford, Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva, Plamen Gelinov, Dimitar Kostov
Editor: Donka Ivanova
Music: Emilian Gatzov
Sound: Georgi Marinov
Costume Design: Mina Mileva
Production Design: Mina Mileva
Producer: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Production: Activist38, BNT, NovaFilm
Contact: Activist38;,;
Cast: Roussy Chanev, Vesela Kazakova

Mina Mileva
The Beast is still alive - feature documentary (2016) Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service - feature documentary (2014) Because of Her - feature documentary (2008) Christmas Carol the Movie (2001, animation sequence) Un verre ou deux (1998, short animation) Monday Again (1997, short animation) Contrasts (1992, short animation)

Vesela Kazakova
• 2016 – “The Beast is still alive” - feature documentary, co-directed with Mina Mileva, produced by Activist38 • 2014 - “Uncle Tony, Three Fools, and the Secret Service” – feature documentary, co-directed with Mina Mileva, produced by Activist38 • 2008 – “Because of Her” - feature documentary, co-directed with Bilyana Kazakova, produced by Activist38