Fishbone | SproutsFF23

Fishbone | SproutsFF23

Fishbone by Dragomir Sholev

Dutch Premiere | 2021 | Bulgaria, Romania | 106 minutes

eco competition


A deadpan collage about our failing human species and apparent inability to care for our environment, with a dead dolphin washed ashore on a Bulgarian beach working as a catalyst for a number of unhinged interactions. Director Dragomir Sholev refuses to give easy answers to the film’s existential questions, but a feeling of melancholy dominates when the end credits roll.

The film is part of Sprouts Film Festival 2023, which will be held May 10-14. For more information about our festival and the SproutsFF23 films , click here. All selected feature films are competing for the Audience Award, so please do not forget to cast your vote when leaving the screening room. A three-headed jury consisting of industry professionals is in charge of selecting a winner from the films in the Debut Competition, while a three-headed jury of sustainability oriented students will do the same for the Eco Competition and the Eco Shorts Program.


All SproutsFF23 films are English subtitled, except for How to Blow Up a Pipeline and Vesper (which are English spoken and Dutch subtitled).

Regie: Dragomir Sholev

Cast: Deyan Donkov, Suzy Radichkova, Valentin Andreev

Land: Bulgaria, Romania

Speelduur: 107 min

Taal: Bulgarian

Ondertiteling: English

Jaar: 2021


Still Fishbone | SproutsFF23
Still Fishbone | SproutsFF23