30-09-2015

FNE at Golden Rose National Film Festival: The Woman of My Life

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Soran Ebrahim as Azad in The Woman of My Life by Antoniy Donchev Soran Ebrahim as Azad in The Woman of My Life by Antoniy Donchev

VARNA: Antoniy Donchev’s debut feature The Woman of My Life will vie in the main competition of the 33rd Golden Rose National Film Festival (6-11 October 2015). Domestic release is scheduled after the forthcoming participation in Sofia Cinemania film show .

The story follows the path of the young Azad, а Kurd from Iraq who travels through Bulgaria in order to reach his fiancée waiting for him in Germany. Donchev told FNE that his aim was to show “the point of view of an open-minded young man from Kurdistan, Iraq, who wants to have a quiet life, to love and to be loved. Unfortunately, political passions do not allow this.”

The leading actors are Soran Enrahim, a Kurd from Iraqi Kurdistan, and a Bulgarian actress Violeta Markovska. The cast includes actors from Macedonia and Turkey. The film was shot in Bulgarian, Kurdish, Arabic, English and German during the spring of 2014 in Bulgaria, Iraqi Kurdistan, Macedonia, Cyprus and Turkey .

The DoP is Ivan Tonev, who also produced the film through his company Ars Digital in coproduction with Macedonia’s KT Film&Media, Romania’s Peter Film Production, HawenaFilms and the Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq. The Bulgarian National Film Center supported the film.

The film had its world premiere at the 33rd Love Is Folly International Film Festival. It won prizes for Best Director at the 11th Romania International Film Festival (RO-IFF) and for Best Actress at the 10th Cyprus International Film FestivalBulgarian National Television has acquired broadcasting rights.

Production information:

Violeta Markovska in The Woman of My Life by Antoniy DonchevArs Digital
19, Popova Shapka Str.
Sofia-1505
Bulgaria
Phone:+359 2 846 83 61
Fax: +359 2 846 83 62
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KT Film&Media (Macedonia)
96, Kliment Ohridski Str
7000
Bitola
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www.ktfilmedia.mk

Peter Film Production SRL (Romania)
Peter Velciov
Cell: +40721667666
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Credits:
Director: Antoniy Donchev
Scriptwriters: Ali Talib, Antoniy Donchev
DoP: Ivan Tonev
Music: Vladimir Dzhambazov
Cast: Soran Ebrahim, Violeta Markovska, Selim Akgul, Yilmaz Yalçin, Mihail Bilalov, Silvia Petkova, Christina Christova-Nikolova