FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: Living Legends

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    VARNA: Bulgarian writer/director/actor Niki Iliev’s second feature Living Legends which screens in the main competition of the annual Golden Rose Film Festival (11-17 October 2014) of new Bulgarian films in Varna has already scored a major success at the local box office.

    Living Legends by Niki IlievLiving Legends opened in Bulgarian cinemas in February 2014 and has become the most popular Bulgarian film in the last two years. Audiences will remember Iliev for his first film The Foreigner which was also a major local hit.

    Made withapproximately 100,000EUR, Living Legends cashed in 50,000 EUR in its first weekend, topping the local box office and surpassing by nearly 50% the weekend results of The Foreigner in 2012. The total box office of Living Legends was over 350,000EUR.

    The story of Living Legends revolves around five close friends who meet fifteen years after their graduation ball. The film was shot in several locations at the Black Sea and in Monaco and Living Legends by Niki Ilievit stars Orlin Pavlov, Sanya Borisova-Ilieva, Niki Iliev, Dimo Alexiev, Lubomir Kovachev with Michele Placido making a guest appearance.

    Iliev produced the film through his company Euro Dialog with most of the funding coming from sponsorship. The film is coproduced by bTV studios.

    The film was awarded Best International Feature at the Manhattan IFF and participated in the Official Selection of the Los Angeles South-Eastern European FF 2014.

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    Production information:
    Euro Dialog
    1463 Sofia, 13 Hristo Stanchev str.
    Living Legends by Niki IlievPhone: ++359 888 663085
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    Director: Niki Iliev
    Script: Niki Iliev, Nikolai Vasilevski, Sanya Borisova-Ilieva
    DoP: Grigor Kumitski
    Music: Borislav Boyadzhiev, Rumen Boyadzhiev-junior
    Cast: Orlin Pavlov, Sanya Borisova-Ilieva, Niki Iliev, Dimo Alexiev, Lubomir Kovachev, Yana Marinova, Georgi Kadurin, Michele Placido