VARNA: Galin Stoev’s debut feature The Infinite Garden will screen in the main competition of the 36th Golden Rose National Film Festival (27 September-4 October 2018). This is the first Bulgarian urban romance, combining sad elegance with a refined aesthetic style.
The script, which Stoev co-wrote together with his favourite Bulgarian playwright Yana Borissova, revolves around the successful spin doctor Philip, who is taking care of his sensitive brother Victor while imperceptibly falling in love with dreamy Emma. The mystical flower garden Emma, which opens during night time, is a metaphorical character of the story.
The main cast is composed of young actors Martin Dimitrov, Elitsa Mateva, Dimitar Nikolov and Gloria Petkova, while the popular actor Nikola Anastassov, who passed away in 2016, is also an important part of the cast.
Shooting took place in several emblematic places in Sofia.“I like the nowadays centre of Sofia with its small shops and restaurants, where one can chat, meet friends and change plans every 15 minutes. This idleness is actually a luxury for me”, Stoev said. The film was also shot in Bologna, Italy. The garden was entirely created by Youlian Tabakov, well known for his inventive artistic style. Sacha Carlson, who worked with Stoev on several of his most important stage plays in Belgium and France, composed the music.
The film was supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center and also as a slate project by Creative Europe – Media.
Cinelibri will start domestic release on 5 October 2018.
Credits:Director: Galin StoevScriptwriter: Yana Borissova, Galin StoevDoP: Boris Missirkov, Georgi BogdanovMusic: Sacha CarlsonCast: Martin Dimitrov, Elitsa Mateva, Dimitar Nikolov, Gloria Petkova, Nikola Anastassov