Bulgarian movies to participate in Berlinale festival

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At the upcoming Berlin Film Festival, also known as Berlinale, two Bulgarian co-productions will be screened. According to the Bulgarian National Film Center, it is the first time in 29 years Bulgarian motion pictures were selected to participate.

In 1989, when communism collapsed, the Bulgarian movie “Ivan and Alexandra” by Ivan Ninchev was part of the festival.

One of the flicks shown this time is “Touch Me Not”, a Bulgarian Romanian German Czech French co-production by Romanian director Adina Pintile. This film is a “hybrid between reality and fiction”, according to the National Film Center in Sofia.

The film’s characters are looking for intimacy and their solitude intersects, by chance or by faith. How can human beings achieve intimacy in the most unexpected ways? This question is being answered in “Touch Me Not”.

“Touch Me Not”

Irmena Chichikova and Georgi Naldzhiev, two Bulgarian actors, are part of the cast. “Touch Me Not” was previously shown at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

At the 68th Berlinale, “Ága” is the other partially Bulgarian film included. It is a German French Bulgarian co-production by director Milko Lazarov, who also co-wrote the script. “Ága” was shot in Yakutia.

This motion picture tells the story of Sedna and Nanook, who dream of bringing their family back together in the Far North. After Sedna’s death, Nanook walks a long way to find his daughter Ága, who ran away years ago.

This year’s edition of the Berlin Film Festival will commence on February 15, 2018. For 10 days, movie enthusiasts, directors, screenwriters and actors, among them big stars, will hit the red carpets and cinema halls dedicated to the Berlinale in the German capital. More than 400 films will be presented.

In 1951, the first Berlinale took place in West Berlin.

 

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