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The 35th edition of Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival 2017 devotes special attention to the role of Bulgarian minority co-productions

Open Horizons programme presents 14 works and a premiere of the digitally remastered movie Pieces of Love by Ivan Cherkelov

Focus: Coproductions programme includes five feature and two short coproductions: Western by German director Valeska Grisebach (Cannes Film Festival Official Selection) has its Bulgarian premiere at Golden Rose 2017; 6.9 on the Richter Scale by Nae Caranfil; King of the Belgians by Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth; Requiem for Mrs J by Bojan Vuletić (Serbian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards); Son of Sofia by Elina Psykou (world premiere at Tribeca IFF, New York, 2017, Best Film Award) will also have their Bulgarian premieres at the festival. Two shorts, September by Leonor Noivo, the first ever movie co-produced by Portugal and Bulgaria, and Kolivo by Andrey I. Volkashin (Macedonia/Bulgaria) are also included in this programme. The seven coproductions will be screened at Hall 1 of the Festival and Congress Centre, Varna.

Open Horizons experimental and innovative film programme presents 13 shorts and 1 feature (6 plus 1 (In the Mind) by Lachezar Petrov) or a total of 14 films. Such shorts as That Is Your Baby (Este es tu bebe) by Hristo Poriazov; Serafim by Vanya Doneva starring Ivaylo Hristov; Domino Effect by Yana Lekarska along with the latest works by students and young authors will be screened within this programme.

          The premiere of the digitally remastered drama Pieces of Love by Ivan Cherkelov is slated for 1 October at 7:00 pm. The picture was made in 1988 and is emblematic of a whole generation. In 2017, its b & w negative was scanned in Germany to be then digitised and restored involving colour correction and creating a DCP. It is the first Bulgarian film restored using this method. The initiative was occasioned by the 60th anniversaries of Rali Ralchev and Ivan Cherkelov. The digitally restored movie was selected in the Archival Treasures and Curiosities section of Lumière Festival 2017, Lyon to be held in October.

Traditionally. Golden Rose Festival collaborates with Karin Dom Foundation, Varna. We shall donate the funds raised at this year’s edition of the festival to the renovation of the children’s playground for kids with special needs

Karin Dom Foundation has been for 21 years now an active civil organization with a leading role in providing professional services for children with special needs and their families. A major goal of the pros working for Karin Dom is to make it possible for the families to raise their kids with special needs at home and to join mainstream schooling together with their peers.

For more information about Golden Rose 2017, please visit www.2017.zlatnaroza.bg