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28 January 2010 - 31 January

BULGARIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN LONDON

Riverside Studios
Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 9RL
Box Office
Open daily 12 – 9pm (closed Bank Holidays)
Telephone  020 8237 1111
Fax   020 8237 1001
Web   riversidestudios.co.uk

RPOGRAMME:

Thursday, 28 January

A FAREWELL TO HEMINGWAY (15) 7.00 pm
Bulgaria | 2008 | subtitles | 89 mins | dir. Svetoslav Ovcharov

Bulgaria, 18 October 1922. A young American is forced to get off the Orient Expressat a small station. In themorning all that is left from the guest is a piece of paper, which reads Ernest Hemingway.
 
THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER (15) 8.50 pm
Bulgaria/Germany/Hungary/Slovenia | 2008 | subtitles | 105 mins | dir. Stefan Komandarev

Alex, a son of Bulgarian immigrants in Germany, leads a boring life as a translator of hoover instructions. When his parents die in a car crash and he suffers from amnesia his grandfather, Dojaru, decides to visit him and help him bring his memories back.

Friday, 29 January

BULGARIAN SHORT FILMS 7.00 pm
As part of the 5th Bulgarian Film Festival three shorts will be screened - Plan for Revenge (15), The Flight of the Hens (15) and Waltzes and Tangos from the Village of Whitewater (15).

ZIFT (18) 8.50
Bulgaria | 2008 | subtitles| 92 mins | dir. Javor Gardev

Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on a wrongful conviction. All hell breaks loose as soon as he walks out of jail.
 
Saturday, 30 January

WAGNER (15) 2.30 pm
Bulgaria | 1998 | subtitles | 100 mins | dir. Andrei Slabakov

Elena's job is working on the percussion press Wagner built in 1933. This is a tragic comedy about the absurdity of one day in her life, in which her dream comes true.

FLY WITH ROSSINANT (15) 4.30 pm
Bulgaria | 2007 | subtitles | 84 mins | dir. Georgi Stoev-Jeky

A group of Bulgarian musicians travel across Europe between their matinée in Graz and an evening concert in Vienna.

CORRIDOR NO. 8 (15) 7.00 pm
Bulgaria | 2008 | documentary | subtitles | 74 mins | dir. Boris Despodov

A mosaic film combining fragments from the everyday lives of the characters which live along a non-existent Balkan road.

HINDEMITH (15) 8.35 pm
Bulgaria | 2006 | subtitles | 100 mins | dir. Andrei Slabakov

Two very similar families are settling in two identical houses in a new fashionable neighbourhood. Soon they find out how similar they are and soon they come to hate each other.

Sunday, 31 January

THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER (15) 12.25 pm
Bulgaria/Germany/Hungary/Slovenia | 2008 | subtitles | 105 mins | dir. Stefan Komandarev

Alex, a son of Bulgarian immigrants in Germany, leads a boring life as a translator of hoover instructions. When his parents die in a car crash and he suffers from amnesia his grandfather, Dojaru, decides to visit him and help him bring his memories back.

THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES (15) 2.30 pm
Bulgaria | 2004 | documentary | subtitles | 100 mins | dir. Andrey Paounov

A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey.

THE INTERPRETER OF BLACK AND WHITE FILMS (15) 4.30 pm
Bulgaria | 2008 | documentary | subtitles | 56 mins | dir. Teddy Moskov

For almost half a century Nelly translates Italian cinema from the back of the Odeon cinema in Sofia. The film shows her discovering Italy – visiting the places she has only seen on film.

THE COUNTESS (18) 6.00 pm
Bulgaria | 1989 | subtitles | 119 mins | dir. Peter Popzlatev

A teenage girl's rebellion through drugs becomes a metaphor for the struggle between individuality and totalitarianism.

INVESTIGATION (15) 8.20 pm
Bulgaria/Germany/Holland | 2006 | subtitles | 105 mins | dir. Iglika Triffonova

A corpse has been found and a suspect, brother of the murdered man, has been detained. He denies the charges and since there is no direct evidence, the investigation is about to be cancelled. Then a new investigator is appointed.

 
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