2010

01.01.2010

NO COMMENT

This is a story about two guys, Martin and Georgi. In 1993 they lived in an orphanage. Georgi had IDs, so he could be adopted, while Martin didn’t have any. Today Georgi has a family in Sweden and studies at a college, while Martin looks after cows in a farmer’s cowsheds. The film tells their story and the stories of others like them. Since 1993 many things have improved in the orphanages in Bulgaria. But in 2008 there still were 2,391 abandoned children here!
01.01.2010

HOSTAGES

Eight and a half years in Libyan prison cells. 3,097 days locked in a trap set by a dictator. Medieval inquisition. Three times sentenced to death. Seven innocent Bulgarian medics. A documentary in which Muammar Gaddafi’s hostages narrate their story.
01.01.2010

WEAK POINT

Dimiter Dimov has written three novels, two of which have been among the most popular and best-selling over the hundred years after he was born. Which is inimitable in Dimiter Dimov’s mentality and sensitivity? Which are the landmarks in his personality-building process? What are the secrets of his unique fictional world? Which is the weak point of his creative insights? The film is a quest for answers to these questions through the works of the writer and the memories of his loved ones.
01.01.2010

THERE WAS NEVER A BETTER BROTHER

This is the story of an Azerbaijani family, the story of the relationship of two brothers, tragic in its insolvability, which ends up in the death of the protagonist. This is a story about the tragedy of a man, who never had the opportunity to understand his fellow creature for Jalil doted upon his younger brother Simurg and held him dearer than anybody else. This misunderstanding, or rather unwillingness to understand results in the destruction of a whole world, the very world, which Jalil has been building for years in accordance with his principles and the traditions of his ancestors.
01.01.2010

PENNILESS

The movie tells the captivating story of a monastery, destroyed by the communist regime, as seen by a young monk, Father Nikanor. He used to be a successful broker working at the American NASDAQ stock market, he traded with securities on Wall Street and he worked at the Caroll Financial Services. He has taken the vows not to become a hermit, rather to save his soul and entertain people’s hope. He established a committee on the rebuilding of the monastery and was co-financed under the European SAPARD programme to breed water buffalo. He also developed an organic farm. The monastery of the Holy Martyrs and Unmercenary Healers Cosma and Damian rose from the ashes thanks to his heroic efforts. The rebuilding and the reconstruction of the monastery is happening right in front of our eyes like some kind of a miracle.
01.01.2010

COSMOS

The film tells the story of Cosmos, a thief of unknown background, who bursts into a small border town, disrupting the life of the townsfolk. A series of strange events makes the people believe that he is a gifted healer. In this movie Reha Erdem carries an indepth study of the nature of human relations, the effect produced by the individual on the group and vice versa.
01.01.2010

MR. GLADSTONE AND THE BULGARIANS

A documentary about the great Victorian statesman, writer, intellectual, father of modern liberalism and prime minister of Great Britain, who served four terms and whose political career oddly came in touch with the Bulgarian National Revival. An attempt to rehabilitate Mr Gladstone and his contribution to the Bulgarian cause, which suffered a “collateral damage” in the Cold War era.
01.01.2010

MOTHERS

Two nine-year-old mobile-addicts report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him, implicating an innocent man. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village: an elderly brother and sister, who have stopped talking to each other many years ago. Retired cleaning women are found raped and strangled in a small town. The DNA leads to a journalist, who was reporting on the murders. In three days after being detained, he is found in his cell, his head in a bucket of water. Was it a suicide or a murder? Every story is true. One of them is real.
01.01.2010

A COWBOY IN BULGARIA

Carlos is a Flemish, who comes from a long family line of shepherds. After losing his pastures in the Pyrenees, he arrives in Bulgaria with his 240 cows. He doesn’t speak a word of Bulgarian, but he firmly believes in the power of his own strong and initiative personality. Yet, he is not prepared to face the unprovoked hostility of the locals in the village of Leskovets. It’s no go! Carlos is forced to leave and cross the country. At long last he finds his paradise in the village of Strandja.
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