The International Film Festival of European Co-productions will be in Burgas this summer and will start with the premiere of the biographic film about Apostol Karamitev, whose author is his son – Momchil. For the first time in Burgas, June 17-23, 2009 9 films of the festival’s programme will be screened in Burgas at “Adriana Budevska” Drama Theatre at 17 and 19 h.
This year the country on focus is Poland. That’s why “Four Nights with Anna” of Yezhi Skolimovski, made after 17 year withdraw of the director.
Other films, included in the programme of Burgas are: “Another Love Story” of Ole Bornedahl, Finnish-German film “Black Ice” of Petri Kotovitsa, nominated for “Golden Bear” in Berlin
Traditionally Bulgarian documentaries will be also screened during the festival. This year the programme includes films of Konstantin Grigoriev, the new film of Yurii Zhirov “Teodora” and the symbol of the transition period for Bulgaria “Breathe” as well as the notable investigation of Malina Petrova “Ended by Prescription”.
* The film of Momchil Karamitev dedicated to his father Apostol Karamitev is also included in the programme.
“Konstantin and Elena” of the young Romanian documentary director Andrey Daskalesku, who won the “Young Director” award during a festival in Amsterdam in 2008, Czech “Marsela” , telling the story of a woman during the last 25 years, as well as Polish and German documentaries will be also screened during the festival.
Cinema fans will have the opportunity to watch two pre-mieres of co-productions with Bulgarian participation – “My Sun” (Turkey/Greece/Bulgaria) of director Reha Erdem and “St. George Kills the Dragon” (Serbia/Bosnia/Bulgaria) of director Serdjan Dragoevitch.