From 15 to 22 March, the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Czechia and the Bulgarian Cultural Institute organise the 10th Bulgarian Film Festival in Prague. The co-organisers are the National Film Centre and the Prague cinemas, Lucerna andPilotů, with the support of the Alexandria Travel Agency and in partnership with the film distributor, Film EuropeMedia Company. The festival is under the patronage of the Ministries of Culture of the Czech Republic and of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The festival’s jubilee edition presents ten of the most awarded, estimable and loved feature films of contemporary Bulgarian cinematography.
The programme also includes meetings of the public with the talented and famous directors Nikolai Volev, Ilian Djevelekov and Victor Bojinov, screenwriter Matey Konstantinov, producer Georgi Dimitrov, as well as the public’s favourite actor, Philip Avramov.
Together with the English titles, the Bulgarian Cultural Institute has provided the translation and subtitling of all filmsin the Czech language.
15 March, 6:30 p. m., Lucerna cinema: official opening with ‘Omnipresent’, winner of five 2017 Golden Rose Awards. Guests: Ilian Djevelekov, Matey Konstantinov, and Georgi Dimitrov.
16 March, 6 p. m., Lucerna cinema: The public meets one of the greatest directors in Bulgarian cinema, Nikolai Volev, with his latest film ‘Off the Road’. Guest: Nikolai Volev.
16 March, 8:45 p. m., Lucerna cinema: screening of Dimitar Dimitrov’s black comedy, ‘Corpse Collector’.
17 March, 5:30 p. m., Lucerna cinema: presentation of the blockbuster film ‘Summit’, a screen version of Milen Ruskov’s bestseller of the same name. Guests: Victor Bojinov and Philip Avramov.
17 March, 8:45 p. m., Lucerna cinema: Dimitar Kotsev–Shosho’s film, ‘Monkey’, will not allow viewers to remain unmoved.
18 March, 6:30 p. m., Lucerna cinema: The festival audience will enjoy the magic story, ‘Lilly the Little Fish’, directed by Yassen Grigorov.
On19 March, the Bulgarian Film Festival continues in the halls of the Pilotů cinema where viewers will again have the opportunity to watch four of the films screened in previous editions of the festival.
19 March, 6:30 p. m., Pilotů cinema: ‘Living Legends’, a life-asserting comedy directed by Niki Iliev.
20 March, 6:30 p. m., Pilotů cinema: ‘The Lesson’, the most awarded Bulgarian feature film of director duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.
21 March,6:30 p. m., Pilotů cinema: Viewers will again find themselves in a good mood with the Bulgarian comedy, ‘Holidaymakers’, directed by Ivaylo Penchev.
22 March, 6:30 p. m., Pilotů cinema: ‘Glory’, the heart-rending story of the railwayman, Tsanko, narrated through the language of cinema by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.
The exhibition, ‘Artists and Posters: 100 Years of Bulgarian Cinema’, organised in partnership with the National Film Centreand Studio Poster 1, is part of the festival programme. At the ŠestkaPrague Gallery, from 9 to 30 March, visitors will have the opportunity to view a collection of over 60 posters illustrating the emblematic titles of Bulgarian cinema – from its birth to today – including ‘Sly Petar and Nasreddin Hodja’, ‘Favourite Son 13’, ‘The Double’,and ‘Everything Is Love’. The collection is an invaluable chronicle of the development of our native cinematography and at the same time emphasises the trends in Bulgarian graphic and advertising design.