• To Each His Own Cinema

    29 November 2007

    text Tanya Trendafilova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    You cannot definitely find the name of Nikola Boshnakov in the continuity titles of a reality show as a director. It’s not because he is not talented. He just does not let the commercial tsunami drag him down in the Showbiz Ocean. Nikola and his mates from the Bidon Film production create their own cinema where characters are taken from the life itself, speak street language without putting aside (self) irony. After producing a lot of stuff, Bidon Film has finally managed to have their first official premiere – the one of the movie Sofia Video Guide this week. The movie is like a documentary collage catching the spirit of our city – tourists will hardly like it but all people living in Sofia here and now will find it pretty interesting for sure.
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  • Jump into the Future

    21 September 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev studio

    We have good news – the short film festival Future Shorts has already settled in Bulgaria. The person in charge here is Victoria Knish who told us more about this new act of art sharing. She is also an ecologically engaged photographer and designer. We keep a close watch on Victoria with admiration due to her unique photo sessions for some native lifestyle magazines, her amazing photos of ordinary and extraordinary people, the drawings in both Green jokers of Edno magazine and the new book of Gorichka. Victoria is a person from the future, you'd better follow her.
  • Short Circuit

    10 August 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Todor Tsvetkov for Angel Kotsev studio

    The Palace of Balchik gathers again around 400 crazy talents for the fifth International short film festival. We looked for the main person in charge to tell us more about it. He is Tsanko Vasilev – a man of 33, who has studied engineering ecology, informatics, twice directing and not only, but what is more important – he makes everything with an infectious enthusiasm.
  • Bulgaria Hotel

    6 July 2007

    text Diana Tomova

    You will find two charming Bulgarians in the second part of Hostel – the model-actress-photographer Vera Yordanova in an almost key role (as Axel) and Stanislav Yanevski, a.k.a. Viktor Krum from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Stanislav takes part in few scenes and has few words but we are just happy that a 22-year Bulgarian had something to do with Tarantino himself. Here he comes answering some life-important questions.
  • The girl with the camera

    20 April 2007

    text Mariana Hristova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Mila from Mars movie acquainted us with Zornitsa Sofia. Since then we have been keeping a close eye on her projects while she never stops working. Her last documentary movie Modus Vivendi was presented in Sofia Film Fest in March and she starts the shootings of her second motion picture in autumn. Meanwhile there is a third one in progress but this is another story. Now Zornitsa Sofia has something to say about some dangerous blues.
  • Run Lora Run

    30 March 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Dimitar Kotsev-Shosho does a lot of things, but one of them disturbs his sleep – after writing and publishing in a really cool format the novel Lora from Dusk till Down, he promised to make a movie out of it. It turned out not to be a joke – some time passed and here we are again talking with him about the casting and why Lora should be played by a brunette.
  • Luc and the Minimoys

    30 March 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Todor Tsvetkov for Angel Kotsev studio

    Frankly speaking, when we found out he was coming for the premiere of his new movie, we got a little bit anxious about it. At the same time his book in Bulgarian telling the story of the main character Arthur is on the market. The only obvious thing we could do is to take his interview. Here we are in the same room, face to face with the really modern story teller – Luc Besson.
  • Berlin Connection

    23 February 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Todor Tsvetkov for Angel Kotsev Studio

    Lately, we very often hear the name of Ivan Burnev and every time it is on a pleasant occasion. After Lady Z and The Assaults (Salza i Smiah New Drama Theatre), now he impresses us with something really big – a nomination for leading role in the Irzi Mencel’s film I Served the King of England from the Festival in Berlin. This is the first actor to appear at the festival for 20 years time! Even though Ivan did not receive the award we were so happy about his nomination that we hurried to find him and ask him about the most important things before the film is shown on the Sofia Film Fest. We are waiting excitedly.