The Infinite Garden – Bulgaria, 90′ 2017
Director: Galin Stoev
Writer: Yana Borissova; Galin Stoev, Georgi Tenev
Cinematography: Georgi Bogdanov; Boris Misirkov
Cast: Dimitar Nikolov; Martin Dimitrov; Gloria Petkova; Elitsa Mateva; Nikola Anastasov
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova
The dreamlike drama revolves around Philip, who has it all: successful career and a beautiful girlfriend. However, he is still taking care of Victor, his sensitive brother, years after the death of their parents. Emma is slightly autistic, fallen out of time. At the night, she creates the model of a mystical garden in the back of her flower shop, where Victor works. Emma lives in spheres completely beyond Philip’s reach. Through her garden, Philip realizes that he never felt so real until he met this otherworldly girl, he’s falling in love with. His life is transforming – until Victor confesses that he, too, is in love with Emma. Torn between the love for his brother and for Emma, Philip feels the pain of loss for the first time.
He graduates NATFA with a major in directing under professor Krikor Azaryan.
Since 1992 he works both as an actor and as theatre director in Bulgaria; England; Germany; Czech Republic; Russia; Belgium; Argentina and France.
In 1999 he directs his first play on the stage of the National Theatre in Sofia and since then he regularly puts in plays there such as Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” which won an Askeer for best play in 2001.
Stoev has directed numerous plays such as Sam Shepard’s “Angel City”, Pierre Corneille’s “L’Illusion comique”, Aeschylus’ “Agamemnon”(part of the International Theatre Festival “Ohrid Summer 93”),
August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie”, William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”, Georg Büchner’s “Leonce and Lena”, Bertolt Brecht’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”, Philip Ridley’s “The Pitchfork Disney”,
Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck”.
Beside being a director Stoev also acts in plays and films. He starred in the movies ‘Podgryavane na vcherashniya obed'(2002), ‘Kurshum za raya'(1992).
He also starrs in many plays such as Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’ which Stoev directed in Little City Theatre “Off the Channnel”.For his work on “The Seagul” in 2005 Stoev recieved the annual “Golden Muse” award for outstanding achievements and contribution
to the Bulgarian-Russian cultural relations.
In March 2018 he recieves an “Icarus” for best director for hiw work on Ivan Vyrypaev’s play “Delhi Dance” presented in The national Theatre “Ivan Vazov”.