The Physics of Sorrow


Sometimes, the Apocalypse is a strictly personal affair… We are all immigrants, even if the only country we’ve left behind is childhood, abandoning it along with our collections of chewing-gum wrappers, toy cars, games, and pecks on the cheek. We don’t truly feel at home until we open up our suitcase—this “time capsule” holding the hidden treasures of our youth.


Theodore Ushev

Theodore Ushev was born in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, in 1968 and graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. He first made a name for himself as a poster artist in his native country before settling in Montreal in 1999. Ushev found fertile ground for developing his own original artistic style at the National Film Board of Canada. "The Man Who Waitedand Tzaritza" quickly earned the respect of audiences and peers, as did his acclaimed trilogy on the relationship between art and power: "Tower Bawher", "Drux Flux" and "Gloria Victoria". "Physics of Sorrow" is his latest project.



Director:Theodore Ushev
2019 / Canada / 0:27:13