VARNA: Victor Bojinov’s The Naked Truth about Zhiguli Band will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2021). This low budget musical comedy has had a record number of admissions since its theatrical release on 16 April 2021, and despite the reduced capacity of cinemas it has entered the Bulgarian Top 5 of the last 30 years.

VARNA: Borislav Kostov’s sophomore feature I Don’t Like You will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23–29 September 2021).The film focuses on the refugees and the lack of tolerance for their life difficulties and sufferings.

VARNA: Andrey M Paunov’s debut feature January will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2021). The film is a coproduction between Bulgaria, Portugal and Luxembourg.

VARNA: Mina Mileva's and Vesela Kazakova’s sophomore feature Women Do Cry will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2021).The Bulgarian/French coproduction had its world premiere in the 2021 Cannes Un Certain Regard competition.

VARNA: Alexander Kossev’s debut feature Petya of My Petya will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2021). This low budget film is dedicated to the memory of the early deceased cult poet Petya Dubarova, who committed suicide in 1979 at the age of 17.

VARNA: Svetoslav Draganov’s debut feature Humble (aka Waterfall CEO) will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2021). The film is a Bulgarian/Romanian coproduction supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center.

VARNA: Marius Kurkinsky’s period drama A Twisted World, produced by ARS Digital Studio, will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23–29 September 2021). The film is a personal adaptation of a short story of the same name from Nikolay Haytov’s famous book Wild Stories, which was released in 1967 and translated into 28 languages.

VARNA: Pavel G. Vesnakov’s debut feature German Lessons will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23–29 September 2021). This Bulgarian/German coproduction got the Best Actor award for Julian Vergov at the Cairo IFF 2020.

VARNA: A total of 12 feature films and 15 short films will be screened in the two official competitions of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival, which will be held in Varna 23-29 September 2021. All feature films are supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, and two of them are coproduced with the Bulgarian National Television.

SOFIA: The first part of the 25th anniversary of the Sofia International Film Fest took part mostly online in March 2021, while the second part started in a physical format on 14 September 2021. Festival director Stefan Kitanov hopes the celebration will be a feast of cinema with numerous new films and prestigious guests.

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