The Good Postman


2017 Season
London, New York

A quiet Bulgarian community on the Turkish border finds itself in the middle of a European crisis. This otherwise unremarkable village has become an important loophole for asylum seekers making their way through Europe. But Ivan, the local postman, has a vision. He decides to run for mayor and campaigns to bring life to the aging and increasingly deserted village by welcoming the refugees and their families. While some of his neighbors support the idea, it meets with resistance from others, who want to make sure the border stays shut. With surprising warmth, humor, and humanity, The Good Postman provides valuable insight into the root of this timely and internationally relevant discussion.

Tonislav Hristov
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Tonislav Hristov

Tonislav Hristov is a crazy Bulgarian guy who moved to Finland and started to make films. In RULES OF SINGLE LIFE (2011) he explores his divorce from his then-wife and that of his friends. LOVE & ENGINEERING (2014) is a film about digital geeks looking for analogue love. SOUL FOOD STORIES (2013) premiered at IDFA 2013 and ONCE UPON A DREAM in Karlovy Var 2015. His works have been shown at Tribeca, Karlovy Var, Sarajevo Film Festivals, IDFA, Hot Docs, Visions du Réel Nyon, Busan International Film Festival and many others.