‘Special guest: Scriptwriter and Producer Georgi Toshev
â€śKatya Paskaleva â€“ The Last Roleâ€ť is an attempt to arrange the puzzle of a dynamic, joyful and painful life. For the first time, facts from the actressâ€™s biography reveal features of her creative and lifestyle. The basis of the film is the story of the Petrich girl growing up in an ordinary family in Pernik, who finds in her childhood that the only way to escape the mediocrity and monotony of being is the scene. â€śKatia Paskaleva â€“ The Last Roleâ€ť is a film about silent opposition in the years of socialism, about the talent that talks about the freedom through her roles. The film is about that invisible dramatic relationship between audience and star, expectations, personal life, fears, hopes.
â€śI knew Katya Paskaleva for the last 15 years of her life. My approach to her became gradual. I watched her, studied it, admired her over the years. We were together on stage in Chekhovâ€™s Seagull, by the director Dimitar Nedkov at the Sliven Theater. Weâ€™ve become friends. She had passed away silently as she had lived. Years passed, and her place in cinema and theater was empty â€¦ I wanted to tell her story. This story reflects the way of a beloved actress, the dreams and the being of a person who defends her freedom until the end â€¦ The film about Katia Paskaleva is an attempt to look at our recent past with other eyesâ€ť, explains the writer and producer of the film â€“ Georgi Toshev.’ (BCI)