One night – seemingly just like any other. It’s November 9, 2019 – 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the regime change in Bulgaria. Three teams of police officers are patrolling the streets of Sofia, doing their job as they believe is right, while facing the challenges posed by contemporary Bulgarian reality.

Curator’s sight:

Railway tracks symbolise the moral dilemma facing the policemen protagonists of Rounds, by Stephan Komandarev, during a dark night on duty in Sofia on the eve of the 30-year anniversary of the fall of communism. The dilemma becomes, by extension, about the Bulgarian people and the crucial issues in the life of a society, from education to corruption, from social disparities to inclusion and the issue of welcoming others.


Ivan Barnev, Assen Blatechki, Stefan Denolyubov, Stoyan Doychev, Gerasim Georgiev, Anastasia Ingilizova


Stephan Komandarev

Director of Photography

Erol Zubcevic


Andrea Staka


Ephrem Lüchinger


AMP Filmworks, Pallas Film GmbH

Bonus Content

Stephan Komandarev
4 mins

Director Stephan Komandarev presents ROUNDS