The Bulgarian actress Anjela Nedyalkova was a star before she joined the jury of this year’s edition of the Sofia Film Fest, and before she became part of the “Trainspotting” sequel, entitled “T2 Trainspotting”, which will premiere during the festival. Her double role during the festival consists of being a jury member and starring in the film, which she will present, personally, on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, at 20:30 hrs., at the “Lumière Lidl” movie theatre, located at Sofia’s Mineral Baths.
“Trainspotting”, released in 1996, was based on the novel with the same title, written by the Scottish author Irvine Welsh. It is a rather harsh comedy about heroin addicts and the chaos around them. The “T2 Trainspotting” plot picks up the situation 20 years later. Apart from Anjela Nedyalkova, Ewan McGregor plays a central character. “My work for “T2 Trainspotting” was a great experience and I still ponder every detail involved”, Anjela Nedyalkova stated. The movie’s official premiere in cinemas is March 31st, 2017. But it was already screened at the Berlinale film festival.
Five years ago, “Ave”, another movie starring Anjela Nedyalkova, got numerous prizes at several film festivals. But the actress mainly loves this festival. “Sofia Film Fest has always made my heart leap”, Nedyalkova said. “When the time comes for the next edition, it is a joyous celebration for me.” Not just for her. Film enthusiasts in Sofia and across Europe pretty much feel the same way.
In 2009, Nedyalkova appeared in a movie for the first time. The Bulgarian production was entitled “Eastern Plays”. “The Sixth Day”, “Bulgarian Rhapsody” and “The Petrov File” were more Bulgarian films she was part of. Later, “The Paradise Suite” followed, a Dutch movie, before she was picked for the role of Victoria in “T2 Trainspotting”.
The Sofia Film Fest was founded 21 years ago. This year’s edition started yesterday and lasts until March 31st, 2017. Bulgarian actors and their colleagues from abroad will be hanging around at the festival events. They will be presenting movies, signing autographs and trying to look unflashy. Rupert Everett, John Savage and Deborah Kara Unger are some of the international actors expected in Sofia.