VARNA: Valeri Yordanov’s sophomore feature Shakespeare Like a Street Dog will screen in the main competition of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2022). The film follows the internationally successful Sneakers, produced by Gala Film, which Yordanov co-directed together with Ivan Vladimirov in 2011.

SOFIA: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rejected Zornitsa Sophia’s Bulgarian/German/Croatian coproduction Mother from participating in the race for Best International Feature Film award. The reason for the refusal, stating that the amount of the English dialogue exceeds the allowed 50 percent, was officially communicated to the Bulgarian National Film Center in writing.

VARNA: Petya Yossifova’s first feature film Giri will screen in the main competition of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2022). The film is a teen and musical follow-up of Nikolay Georgiev’s 1988 TV drama The Little Giraffe, produced by the ex state-owned Bulgarian National Television.

VARNA: Zornitsa Sophia’s Bulgarian/German/Croatian coproduction Mother will screen in the main competition of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2022).

VARNA: Petrinel Gochev’s Bulgarian Ship Sinks in Stormy Sea will screen in the main competition of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2022). Leading theatre director, stage designer and artist Gochev makes his cinema debut.

SOFIA: Award-winning Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov is shooting his third feature film The Herd, an allegory on the subject of mass xenophobia. Bulgaria’s Red Carpet, Germany’s 42film and Luxembourg’s Amour Fou are coproducing.

VARNA: Andrey Hadjivasilev’s children’s film The Tesla Case, produced by Incomes Project, will screen in the main competition of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2022). The film is a sequel of the 2017 The Curie Case, created and produced by the same team.

VARNA: Dušan Milić’s Serbian/Danish/Bulgarian/Italian/Greek coproduction Darkling will screen in the main competition of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2022).

VARNA: A total of 15 feature films and 16 short films will screen in the two official competitions of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2022). Thirteen feature films are supported with public financing, one is coproduced with the Bulgarian National Television and two are privately financed.

SOFIA: The award-winning Bulgarian directorial duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov have started shooting their darkish tragicomedy Triumph, coproduced by Bulgaria’s Abraxas Film and Greece’s Graal Films. Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova was announced as the lead together with Julian Kostov.

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