Luben and Elena will be playing at the St. John’s International Film Festival:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019
2:30 PM 4:00 PM
The documentary follows renowned artitsts, Luben Boykov and Elena Popova, who settled in Newfoundland, Canada, in the early 90s after escaping communist Bulgaria. Their work went on to contribute to the culture and landscape of the province, underscoring in a very real and visual way how the immigrant experience shapes and defines place. Director Ellie Yonova is a masterful story teller. She makes a film about art, a piece of art. I was the story consultant on this film. I’m honoured to have had such a tiny part of this story.