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FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: The Sinking of Sozopol Featured

The Sinking of Sozopol by Kostadin Bonev The Sinking of Sozopol by Kostadin Bonev

VARNA: Kostadin Bonev’s third feature film, The Sinking of Sozopol (aka A Town Named Salvation), is “a nostalgic utopia on missing hope, in which a sea engulfs a city“, as Bonev told FNE. The film screens in the main competition of the Varna Golden Rose Film Festival (11-17 October 2014).

The Sinking of Sozopol by Kostadin BonevIna Valchanova and Kostadin Bonev penned the story about a man who returns to the small and charming Black Sea town of Sozopol, which he used to visit in his youth, believing that nostalgia and alcohol would help him rediscover his roots.

The film produced by Borough Film was supported with over 600,000 EUR by the National Film Center and received 15,000 EUR for resale to the Bulgarian National Television. The six-week shoot took place in late autumn of 2013.

Popular actor Deayn Donkov plays the main character who “sinks into vodka and starts having weird visions”, says the director. Donkov is accompanied by a strong male cast: Vasil Gurov, Stefan Valdobrev and Leonid Iovchev.


The Sinking of Sozopol by Kostadin BonevSymbolically, the avant-premiere of the film took place in Sozopol during the annual Apollonia Festival of Arts on 29 August 2014.

For more information go to: http://www.zlatnaroza.bg/en/portfolio/the-sinking-of-sozopol/

Production Information:

Borough Film
5, Varbitsa Str.
1504 Sofia
The Sinking of Sozopol by Kostadin Bonev+(359) 888 920 114
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Director: Kostadin Bonev
Script: Ina Valchanova, Kostadin Bonev
DoP: Konstantin Zankov
Music: Nikolai Ivanov
Cast: Deian Donkov, Snezhina Petrova, Svetlana Yancheva, Stefan Valdobrev, Vasil Gurov, Stefan Valdobrev, Leonid Iovchev.


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