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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1982 - 31 July.8 August

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Category: Edition 1982

A comedian and a sick boy know each other in the hospital. The man invented stories of pirates for the boy and incredibly he and the boy draw the strength to fight from those stories.

Original Title Yo ho ho
Italian Title Yo ho ho
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 98'
Production Year 1981
Nationality Bulgaria
Directed by Zako Heskija
Screenplay Valeri Petrov
Main cast Kiril Variyski, Viktor Chouchkov, Iliya Penev

 regista Zako HeskijaZAKO HESKIJA

Isaac Solomonov Heskiya, known as Zako Heskiya (21 September 1922) was a Bulgarian film director and screenwriter. He graduated Cinema and Photograph College in Sofia. Since 1956 until 1965, he had been an assistant director in Boyana Film Studio. His first own film was "Torrid Noon" (1965), based on the novel by Yordan Radichkov. Heskiya became in 1966 international audience for "Torrid Noon", the Bulgarian contribution to the Cannes Film Festival and a nomination for the Palme d'Or. Zako Heskiya fared better with his well-handled war stories The Eighth (1969), Three reservists (1971), and his two part Dawn over Drava (1972), which was the first Bulgarian war picture to be made as a super spectacle. In 1981, he won the special prize at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival for Yo Ho Ho, based on the script by Valeri Petrov.