When hitchhiking from Sofia to Ruse, Kamen (Ovanes Torosian), an art student, meets Avé (Angela Nedialkova), a 17-year old runaway girl. With each ride they hitch, Ave invents new identities for them, and her compulsive lies get Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble. As the couple sinks further into a confusion of adventures and incidents and ultimately, they are forced to confront both death and love in a cathartic and life-changing experience.
Inspired by haunting real-life events and encounter, Bulgarian director Konstantin Bojanov's debut feature Avé is as spontaneous and freewheeling as the characters' adventures. This gently humorous, triple-award winning film explores moments when time stops and one's responsibility starts and ends only with one's own heart. Apparently.
The film has not had much UK coverage yet, and those who have seen it appear to be in two minds, praising the lead performances but suggesting that the slow pace doesn't always work for the material, but Chris Knipp at Filmleaf suggested the audience "Be patient, let this flow at its own speed, and you will experience a gem featuring a handful of budding talents, young stars, writer, and director all included."
Avé will be released on UK DVD on 28th May 2012 by Network Releasing at the RRP of £15.99.