Love is folly from 1993 - 2015
The 21st International Film Festival “Love is craziness” will open on August 21 and will continue for 10 years instead of 7 days before. A special program will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian cinema. About 90 films will be featured on the 23rd edition of the International Film Festival “Love is Madness,” this morning, a professor Alexander Grozev told his press conference about the festival.
At least four will be the Bulgarian premieres of the festival. Of them in the competition program will include “Collector corpses” directed by Dimitar Dimitrov popular Varna Stoyan Radev actor in the title role. Together with him in the band are also Mihail Bialov, Teodora Duhovnkov, Lydia Indzhova. Outside the competition will be the premieres of “Karaci” by Ivaylo Hristov with Deyan Donkov, Ovanes Torosian and Nencho Ilchev, who will present Bulgaria at the Moscow Film Festival; “Barter” by Atanas Kiryakov with Tatiana Lolova and Philip Avramov, whose plot revolves around the fishing village in the Asparuhovo district of Varna; “The woman of my life” Anton Donchev created by a true story in which the charming Villas Markovska play a female suicide bomber.
Of course, as always, home star will not only be on the screen. But this time, in addition to the red trail for the official opening and in the audience hall, the citizens of Varna will be able to see them on the stage – in the special concert-spectacle “100 Years of Bulgarian Cinema”, which will combine cinema, music and live participation of dozens Favorite Bulgarian actors and filmmakers. For now, the spectacle curtain reveals that Iskra Radeva will find it with the emblematic song of Nedyalko Yordanov and Hagashod Agassyan “Do not Grow, Love” – ”What a better message for the participants and viewers of Bulgaria’s love affair!” The actress who also attends the press conference.
Stephanie Dumontti, an attaché of the French Institute in Varna, presented to the journalists the French participation of the festival, the result of the long cooperation between the French Institute and the Festival and Congress Center – a panorama of contemporary French cinema with 4 From his latest titles with numerous international awards and starring stars such as Katherine Denyov, Chiara Mastroyani, Charlotte Ginsburg, Louis Garel, Gabriel Burn, and guest of the famous writer and director David Foenkinos, who will present in the competition program and “Love is Folly” film “Nicety” on his own eponymous novel by Audrey Tautou in the title role.
The other films in competition will be from Spain, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, China and Thailand; For the first time in the competition program, and also in Bulgaria, a film from Uruguay will be shown. They will be judged by a five-member international jury headed by prof. Lubomir Halachev, Rector of the National Academy. In the Panorama section, guests will have the opportunity to see the Golden Palm at the just-ended festival in Cannes – “Deepan” by French director Jacques Odiar, as well as more films that have received the most prestigious awards in Berlin, Venice and San Sebastian; A strong representative selection of Balkan cinema; A panorama dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide organized jointly with the Armenian Ministry of Culture and the Golden Apricot International Film Festival – Yerevan; A panorama of modern Polish cinema, organized jointly with the Polish Institute. As in the past two years, titles of the Golden Fund funded by the Bulgarian cinema, presented in three sections – “Movies-legends” and panoramas devoted to the work of two of the most remarkable Bulgarian writers, Valery Petrov (In memoriam ) And Georgi Mishev (80 years) will be screened with a free entrance in the Plenary Hall of the Municipality of Varna. Before 7, viewers will be able to meet and talk to some of their authors. And for the first year projections are also planned at Hotel International at Golden Sands.
Besides the highlights of the festival’s program, the project for the vision of the 23rd edition of “Love is crazy” was presented at the press conference. It is the work of the popular drama and cinematographer Simeon Lyutakov, who has been working as a poster for 10 years, and will be on the poster, the catalog and the invitation for the festival, and soon Varna people will also be able to see it on the city billboards.
The author of this year’s edition is the famous artist Petyo Marinov.
FESTIVAL AND CONGRESS CENTER VARNA
HITES OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “LOVE IS COLD”
22 films for the 22nd birthday of the festival
August 29 – September 7, 2014
SO SEN LORAN