THE TIED UP BALLOON is a Bulgarian satirical comedy-drama. The screenplay, written by Yordan Radichkov is based on his play ‘Bustle’. During the Second World War a barrage balloon appears out of nowhere in the sky above a Bulgarian village. This shakes the imagination of the peasants and causes endless speculations, assumptions and contentions. Almost immediately after the premiere, the film was stopped by the communist authority because of the direct display of the actual reality in the Bulgarian villages as well as for the hints about the origin of many of the communist leaders. After the restoration of the democracy in 1990, the movie came into a broad view and was recognized as one of the masterpieces of the Bulgarian cinematography from that time.
production company STUDIO ‘BOYANA’ distributed by KOULEV FILM PRODUCTION
director BINKA ZHELYAZKOVA screenplay YORDAN RADICHKOV cinematographer EMIL VAGENSHTAYN music SIMEON PIRONKOV art director CHRISTO GRADECHLIEV voiceover KOSTA TSONEV
cast JANET MITEVA GRIGOR VACHKOV GEORGI KALOYANCHEV GEORGI PARTSALEV KONSTANTIN KOTSEV GEORGI GEORGIEV - GETZ IVAN BRATANOV KONSTANTIN KISIMOV LYUBOMIR DIMITROV TSVYATKO NIKOLOV PETAR SLABAKOV STOYAN GADEV STOYANKA MUTAFOVA VASIL POPILIEV