BULGARIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Bulgarian film festival


From 11 to 18 April 2019, the 11th Bulgarian Film Festival will be organized by the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Prague and the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Czech Republic. Within a week, film fans will come to see a selection of top-quality, award-winning and discussed contemporary Bulgarian films. The screenings will take place in Lucerna and Pilot cinemas. You can also look forward to interesting guests - actors and directors who will come to Prague to present their films. The films are screened in the original version with Czech and English subtitles.

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FBF: Directions

In the span of twenty-four hours, while the death of one person gives a chance for a new life to another, in six taxicabs in Sofia, the destinies of different people from contemporary Bulgarian reality are irrevocably intertwined. Six stories, filmed in ‘one shot’ style. Show more

2D CS/ES Suitable for 13-year-olds and over
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FBF: 8´19

An omnibus film of six shorts based on Georgi Gospodinov’s short stories and made by six different crews. 8 minutes and 19 seconds, that’s the time it takes for the news about the death of the sun to reach us. That’s what it takes for the light to travel from there to here. And then darkness comes… Still, the end of the world is at times a very personal everyday matter, squeezed into the minute, when the light has gone, but darkness has not yet come. Show more

2D CS/ES Suitable for 13-year-olds and over
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FBF: Knockout

When Aaron, an ex-fighter, turns to music after years of being knocked around and left with permanent mental disabilities, he falls for Jana, an off-centred Bulgarian immigrant living in New York. Jana’s brother, Bobby, an up and coming wannabe fighter, decides to convince her she is crazy, in order to get Aaron back in the ring against him. Show more

2D CS/ES Suitable for 13-year-olds and over
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FBF: Runaway Smartphone

Three teenagers are trying to raise money for the treatment of a child. While hunting for buried treasure, a magic Smartphone propels them into the past, amidst fearful forest people. They meet with adventures and life-threatening dangers. While returning to the present, they happen to take two of the natives and their adventures continue together. Show more

2D CS/ES 12
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FBF: Enemies

In the spring of 1913, in the Balkan Wars, a group of desperate Bulgarian soldiers takes to transporting a boat overland, turning it into a torpedo of a kind to sink a Turkish battleship. Along the way, the Bulgarians run into Turkish soldiers, who gradually become their allies. Show more

2D CS/ES Suitable for 13-year-olds and over
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FBF: While Aya was sleeping

The seven year old Aya spends a lot of time in the theater because her farther, Asen, is an actor. One night Aya falls asleep in the control room. After the end of the show, intrigue, betrayal and tension in the theater group gradually escalate. Asen's illusions collapse, when he finds out that the television star, Boyan, will replace him in an upcoming premiere. Aya's father provokes a scandal, which turns into a drunken brawl. Will Asen succeed to rediscover himself with the unreserved support of his wife and the selfless love of his daughter? Show more

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