Bulgarian Film Festival London 2012

6th Bulgarian Film Festival London 2012







Thursday 14 June 2012 - 8.30 pm

Eastern Plays (tbc)

Kamen Kalev, Bulgaria/Sweden, 2009, 89 min
Hristo Hristov, Ovanes Torosian, Saadet Isil Aksoy
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Georgi begins to question his involvement with a Neo-Nazi group when his brother Itso falls in love with a beautiful Turkish girl. The estranged brothers are brought together when a shocking act of racist violence forces both to reevaluate their lives.

Friday 15 June 2012 - 7.00pm

Lora From Morning Till Evening (tbc)

Dimitar Kotsev, Bulgaria, 2011, 93 min
Milena Nikolova – Mllenita, Hristo Petkov, Dimo Aleksiev
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When Laura receives two mysterious packages containing magical dice her life begins to take a bizarre turn. Over the course of a single day Lora will both fall in love and get kidnapped and in the end Lora will have to uncover the truth behind the magical properties of the dice.


Friday 15 June 2012 – 8.50 pm



Ilian Djevelekov ,Bulgaria, 2011, 109 min
Hristo Shopov, Zahary Baharov, Lilia Maraviglia
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Love.net tells the parallel stories of strangers looking for friendship, love and fun online.

Saturday 16 June 2012 2.00 pm

Hunting Down Small Predators

Tsvetodar Markov, Bulgaria, 2010, 95 min
Marian Vulev, Hristo Shopov, Stefan Mavrodiev
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A story about love and despair, hope and disillusionment, revenge and revelation. When four youngsters decide to blackmail an elderly woman, little do they know that a menacing stranger with an ominous will turn all their lives upside down.


Saturday 16 June 2012 4.00 pm

Something More About Love

Magdalena Ralcheva, Bulgaria, 2010, 93 min
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1945. Young surgeon Rumenov has been interned in Varna where he befriends Dikran, an Armenian photographer. When Dikran is terminally injured, Rumenov must admit that modern medicine cannot help. But where medicine is powerless, a loving woman can do a lot.



Saturday 16 June 2012 6.00 pm



Ivan Vladimirov/Valeri Yordanov, Bulgaria, 2011, 110 min
Kalin Vrachanski, Sepide Delforuz, Maria Statulova
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The story of six young people who escape their bleak lives in the city for a summer on the coast. The clear ocean air and pristine beach bring them closer together and rekindle their passion for life. But when the summer ends can their newly found joie de vivre last?


Saturday 16 June 2012 8.00 pm



Victor Chouchkov Jr., Bulgaria/Germany, 2010, 94min
Yavor Bakharov, Radina Kardjilova, Georgi Staikov
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TILT is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and immoral social atmosphere thanks to a gang of adventurous friends?

Sunday 17 June 2012 2.00pm

Modus Vivendi


Zornitza Sophia , Bulgaria, 2006, 96 min
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A documentary about seven young people following their dreams against all odds in present-day Bulgaria. A meditation on the mechanisms of desire, freedom and boundary-crossing.


Sunday 17 June 2012 4.00 pm

The Holy Family


Krasimir Krumov, Bulgaria, 2008, 87 min
Svetlana Yancheva, Yordanka Stefanova, Stefani Doichinova
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Nina and Marian are schoolmates with difficult lives who are brought together by their shared vulnerability. Their love for each other is so powerful that it brings about change for everyone in their messy lives.


Sunday 17 June 2012 6.00 pm

Footsteps in the Sand


Ivailo Hristov, Bulgaria, 2010, 89 min
Ivan Barnev, Yana Titova, Deian Donkov
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The tragicomic story of star-crossed lovers Slavi and Nelly who promise to marry each other as children. However, the course of their lives takes each on very different paths; Slavi defects to the United Staes, exploring the backroads of the American West, while Nelly marries and struggles through her hardscrabble life in communist Bulgaria. But one day fate brings the two back together…


Sunday 17 June 2012 8.00 pm


Zornitza Sophia, Bulgaria, 2008, 97 min
Teodora Dukhovnikova, Kresimir Mikic,Deian Slavchev – Deo

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Romance and political drama intermingle in this story about a group of strangers from different Balkan nations forced together on a shared windsurfing holiday; this is a story of a Balkan conflict with a happy ending. Yes, there is one.