Bulgarian Films Screened in New York: Sofia Independent Film Fest

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People who walk by the building located at 260 West 23rd Street in Manhattan, might be surprised, since this is where the Sofia Independent Film Festival will commence in two days from now, on September 19th, 2016. The Cinépolis Chelsea Movie Theater is located here. What it will screen is nothing less than sensational.

A new generation of Bulgarian directors has come up with excellent flicks in the past years, some of which will be shown here, with English subtitles:

It starts off with “The Prosecutor, The Defender, The Father and His Son”, a Bulgarian-Dutch-Swedish co-production set in Bosnia and Hercegovina, about a boy from a distant Bosnian village, whose life collides with the important historic events in the region. This motion picture has won so many awards, it would take a few American Mack trucks to transport them.

There is also “Corpse Collector”, shot in 2015. Stoyan Radev and his Gypsy coworker circle around town in a van, collecting the deceased from hospitals or streets. Sometimes, the bodies are torn into pieces.

They will also screen “The Rhythm of the Heart”, the story of the creation of the largest Bulgarian folk ensemble in the United States, told by its artistic director and choreographer, Elissaveta Iordanova.

And there is the short film “Sofia – 100 Years Capital of Bulgarian Cinema”, telling the tale of an 8-year-old, who finds his way into an old, mysterious movie theater. Seeing film after film, he begins fantasizing about being a hero in each one of them. And there are many more flicks.

The event is being organized by United Art, which unites the activities of The American Foundation for Bulgarian-American Cultural Exchange and The Foundation for Bulgarian Culture Abroad. The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is among the sponsors.

By im.

Source: Sofia Independent Film Festival

"Rhythm of the Heart"
“Rhythm of the Heart”
Short film "100 Years Capital of Bulgarian Cinema"
Short film “100 Years Capital of Bulgarian Cinema”
"Losers"
“Losers”
"Inches from the Ground"
“Inches from the Ground”

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