Luben and Elena

Luben and Elena

| 1 h 15 min

Luben & Elena is a modern day love story that travels across continents and cultures in pursuit of what makes a place a home. Renowned artists, Luben Boykov and Elena Popova, whose formative years were in the midst of intellectual communist Bulgaria, entered adulthood in the “new world” of Newfoundland. Their work came to intimately define the culture and landscape of the province, underscoring in a very real and visual way how the immigrant experience shapes and defines place. Twenty five years later, they embrace transformation in Sicily.  A timely immigration story, Luben & Elena is an expression of the imperative of inclusion and a poignant reminder of the impermanence of everything.

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  • director
    Ellie Yonova
  • featuring
    Luben Boykov
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
  • featuring
    Elena Popova
  • writer
    Ellie Yonova
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
  • director of photography
    Svetoslav Mihaylov
  • editor
    Hannele Halm
  • original music
    Jeff Johnston
  • sound design
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • story consultant
    Wanda Nolan
  • sound recording
    Mike Filippov
    Mélanie Gauthier
    Kyle Stanfield
    Petar Kralev
  • researcher
    Milena Mihaylova
  • sound editor
    Marie-Claude Gagné
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner