Sofia Menar Film Festival 2014

Sofia Menar Film Festival 2014


15 January 2014 - 6 February 2014
Sofia Menar Film Festival makes Bulgarian audience familiar with the culture and traditions of the Islamic world. The programme of the festival presents the best of Middle East and North Africa cinema productions, including feature films, documentaries and short projects. A lot of accompanying events are organised within the frames of the festival. These events are particularly selected and bound up with the countries of this region, representing traditions and customs of the ethnic groups that inhabit its lands.


Sofia Menar Film Festival continues the tradition of Flowers of the Qu`ran Film Festival, organised 4 years on end, from 2009 to 2012 making the Bulgarian audience acquainted with more than 120 film productions that bring the spirit of the East.
The term MENAR, for Middle East and North Africa Region, is an acronym often used to cover an extensive area, stretching from Morocco to Iran, including the majority of both the Middle Eastern and Maghreb countries.
The festival is held every year in January and runs at the same time in Sofia and other major Bulgarian cities. Menar is organised by Pozor as one of a kind Balkans` largest cultural event representing Muslim world and its traditions.
Amongst the directors whose films have been presented during the festival are names such as Abbas Kiarostami, Majid Majidi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ümit Ünal, Asghar Farhadi, Panahbarkhoda Rezaee, Hany Abu-Assad, Bahman Ghobadi, Reza Mir-Karimi, Eran Riklis, Derviş Zaim, Hüseyin Karabey, Susan Youssef, Nacer Khemir, Nadir Mokneche.

Tickets
Dom na kinoto: 6/8lv; 5-movie subscription: 25/35lv; 10-movie subscription: 40/60lv
Euro Cinema: 6/8lv
Odeon: 6/8lv
The Red House: 4/6lv; 10-screening subscription: 30/40lv
Dada Cultural Bar: 5/7lv; some events - free

 

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