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Midnight Sun Film Festival - Film Curator & Programmer Statement 

The narration of Blue Note has been stripped of any unnecessary pathos often encumbering this serious topic. Instead, Oliver Wegmüller’s subtly melancholic jazz score mournfully underlines the pain of letting go. Each of us can imagine how it feels to see a view or a face you love for the very last time. As Lau Nau sings during the end credits: ”We are all called away one day.” Writer-director Andonov has dedicated the film to his own parents.


Short Film | 22min

Sons of Lumière

Year : 2022
Director : Pavel Andonov

Producer : Pavel Andonov, Mete Sasioglu, Sonja Huttunen

Writer : Pavel Andonov
Cast stars : Alma Pöysti, David Kozma


Leena prepares a meal for two and leaves her cottage to pick up her husband Boris from the hospital. The nurse warns them of his condition, but they’ve already decided to spend the night together. In the cottage they have dinner and try their best to enjoy themselves. As the night fades to an early morning we see a camera stand in the bedroom pointing towards them.

*Currently on Festival Release*

Special Mention at Academy Award®-qualifying In the Palace International Short Film Festival
Nominated for ‘Best Short Film’ at the Jussi-Gaala (Finland's premier film industry awards)
Winner, Prize of the Youth Jury, at Academy Award®-qualifying Tampere Film Festival
Winner, Student Award, at Academy Award®-qualifying Tampere Film Festival
Tampere Nominee for the European Short Film Audience Award, Tampere Film Festival

Jury’s Special Mention at Academy Award®, BAFTA and BIFA-qualifying Leeds International Film Festival
Official Selection at BAFTA and BIFA-qualifying Norwich Film Festival
Nominated for ‘New Nordic Voice’ at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival
Nominated for ‘Best Drama’ at BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Nominated for ‘Best Nordic & Baltic Short Film’ at Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
Official Selection at Helsinki International Film Festival
Finalist and ‘Honorable Mention’ at Blue Sea Film Festival

European Short FIlm Audience Award (ESFFA) festival screenings:
Brussels Short Film Festival
Curtas Vila do Conde – Short Film Festival
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol
Alciné – Festival de Cine Alcalá de Henares
Interfilm – International Short Film Festival Berlin
Short Waves Festival
Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival
Tampere Film Festival
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen,

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