Barrier (1979)

Run Time - 148 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The creative juices have run dry in the life of divorced composer Anthony. When young Dorothea comes into his life, her power of reading his mind seems uncanny -- but then, she may just be a product of his deteriorating mental state. She first appears at his side while he is driving home from a Sofia nightclub. After she moves in with him, she confides to him that she is able to fly. He visits her psychiatrist and learns that she has been diagnosed as an incurable schizophrenic. How, then, can he explain the evening during which she taught him how to fly also? One day he returns to his home and learns that she has been found dead in an auto graveyard which is fairly far away from their home. Pressed by the authorities for an explanation of how she could be there, he volunteers in all seriousness that she may have flown there. This psychological drama is one of the most popular Bulgarian films shown in the former Soviet Union; it won a prize at the Moscow Film Festival in 1979.



composer, divorce, flying, love, schizophrenia