2019, 77 min, documentary

The film tells the unbelievable story of a man from a small village in the Balkan Mountains, Prof. Minko Balkanski, who is now a prominent scientific luminary owing to his will, perseverance and love of learning.


PANTCHO TSANKOV is the writer/director of popular science films and documentaries. He has received over 20 national and international awards such as the Council of Europe Special Award in Avignon; Special Mention in Ostrava; Best Director Award in Slovenia; Honourable Mention for Best Director in Krakow; Special Mention by the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers; holder of the Order of SS Cyril and Methodius, I Class.

Script: Mario Markov, Pantcho Tsankov

Director: Pantcho Tsankov

Cinematography: Slavcho Dimitrov, Tsvetan Markov

Production: Sinis Film Agency – Mario Markov

Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center, Minko Balkanski Foundation