SOFIA: HBO has signed a deal for the forthcoming broadcast of nineteen Bulgarian films produced after 1989. Sixteen of them are feature films, while three are documentaries. The deal is part of the HBO’s newly expanded distribution policy in the HBO Adria region, which gives subscribers from Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina access to the catalogue of the TV channel.
The titles will be first available for subscribers of HBO GO, who can watch them on their computers, smartphones or tablets. The others will be able to see the films on the TV screen one week later.
The start of the Bulgarian film package will be on 1 July 2018 with Victor Bojinov’s box office topper Heights, the Bulgarian/Macedonian coproduction (Bulfilm, Dream Factory), which had over 130,000 admissions.
The other films are made by directors Kamen Kalev (Eastern Plays, Waterfront Film)), Javor Gardev (Zift, Miramar film), Iglika Triffonova (Letters to America and The Prosecutor, the Defender, the Father and His Son, Klas Film), Milko Lazarov (Alienation, Red Carpet)), Ivan Cherkelov and Vassil Jivkov (Christmas Tree Upside Down, Klas Films), Victor Chouchkov Jr (Tilt, Chouchkov Brothers), Ilian Djevelekov (Love.net, Miramar film), Dragomir Sholev (Shelter, Klas Film), Cvetodar Markov (While Aya Was Sleeping, Filmarc), Dimitar Dimitrov (Corpse Collector, Magic Shop), Ilian Simeonov and Hristian Nochev (Granitza, ET Plamen), Dimitar Kozev-Shosho (Monkey, Spotlight productions), Yavor Vesselinov (Adultery, Teach.Co Art Company)) and Andrey Andonov (No One, Egregore Films).
The three documentaries are: Adela Peeva’s Whose Is This Song, Sophia Tzavella’s Paradise Hotel and Tonislav Hristov’s The Good Postman.