- Director:Borislav Kolev
Nikolai Ivanov OM is literally a one-man orchestra. He is a composer and a vocalist, he plays different instruments and develops various art projects with musicians all over the world. He lives and Sofia and Berlin, and plays at the biggest world music festivals all over the world. He plays at exotic locations like the desert in Mali. The Dogon tribesmen there liked his music so much that they offered him a house and two wives to live with them forever. His name is in the Guinness Book of World Records as a participant in the highest musical concert ever given — 5345 meters above sea level in the foothills of Mount Everest. Nikolai Ivanov OM is also a painter. His paintings’ subjects include from naked female bodies to religious themes. He pains murals in Orthodox churches but he also searches inspiration in Far Eastern philosophies and practices. Restauration is his passion — he brings new life to old buildings. The different creative faces of Nikolai Ivanov OM are all gathered in this film. His journey through time and space is filled with music.
About the director
Borislav Kolev was born April 27 1965. in Varna (Bulgaria). He graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Art, Sofia, Bulgaria with a degree in film studies. He is a well-known Bulgarian film journalist and critic, with significant experience as screenwriter and script consultant before his directorial debut, the documentary film Stoichkov (2012), turned into an unprecedented box-office phenomenon. Salto Mortale (2015) is Borislav Kolev's second full-length documentary which dwells again in the world of sports.
Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.