Every wall is a door

Un film de Elitza Gueorgueiva

In a surrealist decor, a Bulgarian state television programme for young people shows a female journalist posing philosophical questions to workers, hippies, and political scientists: “At the end of the day, what expectations are the most important? Those are fulfilled or those that aren’t?” We are in 1989 and the Berlin Wall has just fallen, and for the first time Bulgaria sees its people swell the streets with youthful energy, prompted by a shared dream - Democracy.
Building on the recordings of “Variant M” – a unique TV programme from the 1990s, the film “Every wall is a door” explores these process of struggle and dissidence, posing questions about the meaning of failed revolutions.



  • Svetla Kamenova
  • Montage : Mélanie Braux
  • Mixage : Jean Mallet
  • Etalonnage : Nicolas Perret
  • Graphisme : Mélanie Yvon
  • Musique originale : Xavier Damon


  • Institut Français, Bourse Louis Lumière
  • Atelier documentaire La fémis 2014
  • SCAM Brouillon d'un rêve
  • Centre National du Cinéma
  • Procirep-Angoa
  • Aide à la post production Ile-de-France
  • Produced by Lyon Capitale Tv and Studia Vreme (Bulgaria)


  • Screening at Festival International du Documentaire en Cevennes, 26 mai, Lassalle 15H30
  • Trailer Lien
  • Extracts// 0.2// une porte Lien
  • Elitza Guerguieva has published her first novel Les Cosmonautes ne font que passer at Editions Verticales

projections and selections in Festivals

  • Screening at International Festival of Emergent Documentary, 11 mai, Communes Images, at Saint-ouen, 20H30
  • Selected at Cinéma du Réel
  • Présenté à l'atelier Premier Jet du Festival La Première fois 2015


  • Special MentionInstitut Français Award at Cinéma du Réel
  • Special Mention Library Award at Cinéma du réel
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