1994

01.01.1994

LOVE DREAMS

To Stefan Zweig, with love. Edgar M. and his mother come aboard a small ship to Eden Sanatorium in a spa resort. It is here that the wife, wronged by her husband, will seek a cure for her bad headache, while 13-year-old Edgar is fighting his first male impulses as well as enuresis nocturna, the prettier word for wetting one’s bed. The boy’s amazed gaze ungrily devours the diverse hotel guests, their love weal and woe, while passion lustfully penetrates the walls, carried by the voice of the enchanting opera singer…
01.01.1994

AIDS

Five miniatures.
01.01.1994

BURN, BURN, LITTLE FLAME

In a small Bulgarian Muslim village in the Rhodope Mountains a new teacher arrives – Marina, a woman trying to live and think independently. She finds herself in a world unfamiliar to her, pure and innocent, but at the same time displaying the deviations from the natural way of life, typical of the whole country. After she meets the Doctor, Mr. Know-All, Mariana, the mayor, Yosko The Internationalist, she finds that each of them resists the authorities in one’s own way. And when the non-Bulgarian names start being changed coercively, the heroine realizes she is in jail – a jail with high mountains, forests, rivers, yet a jail of tragic beauty it is.
01.01.1994

SOUP SYMPHONY

A concert hall. The audience is eager to listen… The curtain goes up and the music starts. There is a cook and a soup bowl on stage. The cook artistically starts conducting the soup. The audience is flooded by music and soup. In the soup sea incredible things would happen…
01.01.1994

THE GODS BEYOND AND AROUND

Step by step archaeologists reveal the secrets of Thracian tombs – impressive burial chambers that have preserved our forefathers’ idea of the world of gods and the immortality of the human soul. The creative spirit of the artist and his striving for perfection, built into the stone, have survived over the ages.
01.01.1994

FAIR PLAY

The problems of a man who finds himself  alone on a desert island, sent there at his own or someone else’s will.
01.01.1994

THE BULGARIAN PHENOMENON: IN THE DOCK, THE WITNESSES

The film focuses on the most important processes and events in the political, economic and social life of Bulgaria after the outbreak of the WWII until the present day. A wealth of archive material has been used, as well as the most interesting moments from Trial No.1 against Todor Zhivkov, the former Head of State. The trial is a departure point for a trip back in time and an analysis of the historical processes and events that have determined Bulgaria’s destiny. What happened, why are we like that, where are we going today? Asking those questions is necessary in order to avoid history’s starting a painful replay of the past…
01.01.1994

SIX TITLES WITH FIVE LETTERS

Six miniatures about the dark side of life.
01.01.1994

THE GREAT PRESLAV – FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF ETERNITY

The end of the 9th and the beginning of the 10th century A.D. The literature created in the major cultural centre of Veliki Preslav, in the Old Bulgarian Language, helps spread the cultural achievements of Christianity. By means of visual materials from Veliki Preslav, Constantinople and the Madrid Library; the correspondence between Patriarch Nicholas I the Mystic and Tsar Simeon; Constantine of Preslav, John the Exarch and other men of letters’ written works, this film reminds of the actual contribution of Bulgarians to the world cultural process.
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