Bulgarian film on Oscar foreign film short list

By FNE Staff
    Stephan Komandarev's Bulgarian-German-Hungarian-Slovenian co-production, The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner, is among nine films vying for an Oscar nomination for the best foreign language film.

    The film, produced by Stefan Kitanov was picked up for world sales by m-appeal (www.m-appeal.com), and has received numerous awards at international film festivals.

    The film is the sole Central European movie still in the running, from an initial list of 56 films.

    The road movie starring Miki Manoljovic and Carlo Ljubek takes the two on a journey through Central Europe, combining it with an emotional and mental journey as a grandfather helps his grandson recover from amnesia.