Documentaries: Luben & Elena


Deeply rooted in artistic families, young Luben Boykov and Elena Popova escape the repressions of communist Bulgaria and find refuge on the island of Newfoundland in 1990. With their 2-year-old daughter and sixty dollars they begin to build a new life. At the height of what many would define as success, they leap again, understanding that the greatest risk for art, and for love, is taking it for granted.

Director:  Ellie Yonova
Writer:  Ellie Yonova
Producer:  Annette Clarke
Cinematographer:  Svetoslav Mihaylov
Editor: Hannele Halm
Country:  Canada
Province:  NL
Language:  English & Bulgarian
Subtitle:  Partial
Runtime:  75 minutes