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Bulgarian documentary and feature film festival, with special guest director Vanya Doneva

October 20 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

| Free but booking essential

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‘Screening of the selected for the festival in Cannes Bulgarian short film by Vanya Doneva “Serafim” and screening of the film “Glory” by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanovas selected as the Bulgarian Submission for the Oscars.

Both films are with English subtitles.

“Serafim” (Doneva, 2017) 

16 min.

 

Cast: Ivaylo Hristov, Vasil Banov, Polin Lalova

Plot: The homeless Serafim rejects the material possessions in life having understood that when a man dies, he presents himself before God only by his soul. The film is based on the story “Serafim” by Yordan Yovkov.

“Glory” (Grozeva, Valchanov, 2016) 

101 min.

 

Cast: Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva, Kitodar Todorov, Milko Lazarov, Georgi Stamenov, Ivan Savov, Mira Iskarova, Hristofor Nedkov

Production company: Abraxas Film

Plot: Railway trackman Tsanko Petrov discovers a large amount of money in bundles on the tracks, but instead of taking the cash for himself he notifies the authorities. The sophisticated head of PR at Bulgaria’s Ministry of Transport, Julia Staykova, takes the opportunity to deflect a brewing corruption scandal by holding a ceremony to hail Tsanko as a working-class hero. Unkempt and dishevelled with a debilitating stutter, Tsanko is ridiculed by Julia’s PR team while they parade him for the press as a hero. In order for the Minister to present Tsanko with a new digital watch, Julia removes Tsanko’s own Slava-brand watch, an heirloom passed down from his father.’ (BCI)

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Date:
October 20, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
Free but booking essential
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Bulgarian Cultural Institute
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+44 (0)20 7584 9400
188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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