The Last Seagull

2023, Finland/Norway/Bulgaria, 72 minutes, documentary

Director: Tonislav Hristov
Script: Tonislav Hristov, Kaarle Aho
Cinematograhpy: Orlin Ruevski
Music: Petar Dundakov
Producer: Kaarle Aho, Andrea Stanoeva, Christian Aune Falch

Ivan is a 58-year-old Bulgarian and is a “seagull” – he spends time with foreign tourists for a fee in Sunny Beach. Ivan has witnessed huge changes in the resort – once tourists from East Germany, the Soviet Bloc and Scandinavia came here, and now British and Germans are coming. Ivan has deep personality problems and remains trapped in the life he has led since his youth. He remains trapped between Sunny Beach and the nearby village where he lives, between his work as a “seagull”, his relationships with women and his other professions, between dreams and reality.

Tonislav Hristov

Tonislav Hristov studied Film Direction in Finland. He has directed several documentaries shown at prestigious festivals around the world, including Sundance FF; Berlin IFA, IDFA, and Hot Docs. His documentary, ‘The Good Postman’, was nominated for the European Film Awards; ‘The Magic Life of V’ (2019) premiered at Sundance and the Berlinale. ‘The Good Driver’ (2022) is his first fictional film.


2023 – The last seagull
2022 – The Good Driver
2019 – The Magic Life of V
2017 – The Good Postman