VARNA:Puzzle tells a story of thirty years of romantic love of a man for the woman in his life.
Scriptwriter and director Ivo Staikov (son of eminent director Ludmil Staikov who in 1981 made the most expensive epic in the history of Bulgarian cinema Khan Asparuh) spent eight years on the script while he was working as director and assistant director for commercials, music videos, and American productions.
Puzzle was supported by the Bulgarian National Centerand is a national coproduction between Staikov’s ILS films, Bulgarian National Television (www.bnt.bg) and Nu Boyana (www.nyboyana.com).
For the male lead, the director cast Assen Blatechki, a popular actor who takes on his first major role. Stanimira Koleva, an international fashion model, having worked in Milan, Paris and New York, won the female lead from a field of 60 actresses. After a brief appearance in the TV serial Glass Home, Koleva makes her film debut in Puzzle.
The shooting took place at 45 locations with a cast that included 1000 extras. Preceded by an impressive PR campaign launched on the internet in March 2012, the film opened in cinemas at the end of September.
In a statement about the film the director said, “We are all like pieces in a Jigsaw Puzzle, where one piece only fits another particular piece, so that you get the Picture right. Often, however, fate chooses to place a different piece instead – looking almost the same, yet not quite… and there always remains an empty space in-between. So can fate actually be rewritten?”
Script: Ivo Staykov
Director: Ivo Staykov
Cinematography: Emil Topuzov
Music: Mitko Shterev
Cast: Asen Blatechki, Stanimira Koleva, Valentina Voykova, Svezhen Mladenov, Mihail Meltev, Petya Silyanova, Maxim Genchev, Pavel Popandov, Djoko Rosic, Alexandra Sarchadzhieva, Maria Statulova, the rock band BTR
Producer: ILS films
Coproducers: Nu Boyana film studios, BNT
phone: + 359 885 552 638