FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Love.net

By Pavlina Jeleva

    Ilian Djevelekov's feature debut Love.net is a Miramar Film (www.miramarfilm.com) production made in collaboration with Zoom Media (bgarstudion.com). Djevelekov is one of the three co-owners of Miramar Film (Zift) and Bulgaria's 2009 Cannes Producer on the Move. Love.net was shot in 2009 and 2010 on location in Bulgaria and the UK.

    {mosimage}Treating the subject of "virtual love," the script was written by Neli Dimitrova, Matey Konstantinov and Djevelekov himself. It was based on a careful selection made from over 7,000 personal stories, shared by active IT users. The final version of the script brought together a surgeon and his wife; a Sofia university professor and a Scottish engineer; an editor of a popular men's magazine, his brother and a prostitute; and a divorced businesswoman and her 13 year old daughter. According to Djevelekov: "The multifaceted 'clashes' of characters that fall in and out of love reveal a unique opportunity of modern times - to meet someone, to communicate and to finally link your life with someone you have never actually met. But the film is also a subtle reminder that love continues to be as mystic and fleeting as it used to be in the times of the cavemen."

    {mosimage}Due to the popularity of rock musician John Lawton and to beloved national stars like Hristo Shopov (The Passion of the Christ), Zahari Banarov (Zift), and Koina Rousseva, Love.net became Bulgaria's second most successful film of the year following Dimitar Mitovsky's hit Mission London (www.mission-london.com). With the help of an advertising campaign underlining the eccentricity of "internet love" and a large release of 33 prints distributor Alexandra Films attracted a large audience. Love.net is ranked in the top ten of the most successful films distributed in Bulgaria during the last 20 years.

    {mosimage}Production credits

    Script - Neli Dimitrova, Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov

    Director - Ilian Djevelekov

    Director of Photography - Emil Christov

    Art Director - Georgi Dimitrov

    Costumes - Sylvia Vladimirova, Kristina Tomova

    Sound - Pierre-Yves Lavoue

    Editing - Alexandra Fuchanska

    Producers: Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov, Georgi Dimitrov, Petko Manchev


    Filip Bogatev - Hristo Shopov

    Andrey Bogatev - Zahari Baharov

    Mila Bogateva - Lilia Maraviglia

    Еmilia - Koyna Ruseva

    Yoana - Diana Dobreva

    Niki - Diliana Popova

    John Johnson - John Lawton

    Dora - Yordanka Hristova

    The Chief - Vladimir Penev

    Devora - Lora Cheshmedjieva

    Toni Bogatev - Teo Avramov

    Production companies:

    Miramar Film

    40 Evlogi Georgiev blvd., app. 1-1

    Sofia 1124, Bulgaria

    Tel: +359 2 9463514

    Fax: +359 2 9447268

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    Zoom Media

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