I meet Nikolai Gospodinov during my stay in Varna. Over a few days we get to know each other. Imagine the surprise when one finds out the humble guard greeting you every morning is a published author. I read one of his books in one breath - his language and the nuances with which he gifts his characters move me deeply. He is currently writing a three part book series which I'm thrilled to read. It was always a dream of mine to use poetry in my films and thanks to Nikolai, my dream has now come true - his voice truly enriches the story and imagery. It will be such an honor to show him the film next year!