• The many lives of the director: Jean-Jacques Annaut

    22 October 2020

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  • Cinema of the senses

    8 October 2020

    If you are 19 and if you already have experience not in one, but in several arts (circus, theater, cinema), the courage to look at the water and choose the deepest part to jump in is justified.
  • What is Yulian Petrov watching

    24 September 2020

    text Danni Nikolova

  • Behind the curtains with Nadya Keranova

    17 October 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova photos Sevda Semer

    "During a play my anxiety doesn't show, thank God - otherwise what am I doing on stage at all?!", she tells us when we repeat the common opinion - that she looks super confident and just blossoms under the theater spotlight. To believe us, you only need to watch for example The Same Day or Actors vs Poets performed in one of the small halls of Sfumato, to see how easily Nadya cuts the already short distance between herself and the audience and how she boldly improvises.
  • 24 words in a second with Theodor Fichev

    18 April 2019

    text Kristina Yordanova ohoto Emil Granicharov

    When his eyes fall into Gaspar Noe's Irrevesible, and then his mother plays him Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker (because she is tired of the constant horrors he carries at home) Theodore falls in love with the movements of the screen and finally says "yes, that's cool."
  • The things of life: Martina Apostolova

    11 April 2019

    In another scenario we would have talked to Martina after her workout, but today we meet her between two rehearsals. After 15 years of seriously playing football, she realizes she feels best not on the field, but on the stage. So she finds herself in the class of Tsvetana Maneva.
  • Cinema in the subconscious: Svetlozar Vassilev

    21 March 2019

    Not that he does not rest with a movie sometimes, on the contrary. Still, he prefers cinema with a strong impact, which invites you to think, to remember, to watch your emotions. With his experience as a psychoanalyst and lecturer, Svetlozar Vassilev began 9 years ago the Psychoanalysis and Cinema meetings with a team of other analysts: selecting titles that unlock our important parts and discussing them with viewers at a public screening. Thus cinema becomes the key to talking about things that otherwise are not often talked about - experiences from childhood, loss or an intimate episode. On the day of our meeting, Svetlozar's book, Mirror of imagination, explains his method and history and speaks for specific titles. If you prefer to experience it yourself, the Sofia Film Fest follows two screenings with discussions, and before that, we talk to Svetlozar about watching, talking and experiencing movies.
  • Things From Life: Ilian Metev

    20 September 2018

    text Violeta Ivanova photo Svetoslav Draganov

    "Documentary cinema has some moral boundaries - I could've shot with a real family, but it seemed wrong to me. You need to always think about how how much you take from people, even if they've told you they're ok with it."
  • The back garden of Disneyland

    29 March 2018

    text Evelina Ivanova

    His films are focused on people who are leading a quite fight against life without happy turns. On the edge of documentary cinema, Sean Baker misses not only the sweeteners but also the artificial melodrama, showing the reality in the United States, passed by the American dream, as if he knew it from within. And this is a fact: his own life falls are almost as much as the battles he won.
  • Stories of life: Mariya Stanisheva

    14 December 2017

    text Evelina Ivanova

    She is a film director, producer and founder of Animadocs, an independent production house based in New York and Paris, and she stands behind causes that reveal the truth about our society. Maria is excited by the stories of the living life that she transforms into animation and shares with everyone open to understand. Her work uncovers problems from here to Saudi Arabia so we grab her in the pause between two travels for a quick conversation, which, however, lasted long and made us think about it for many hours.
  • Along the wire with Alexander Benev

    2 November 2017

    text Emanuela Ivanova photo Aneliya Todorova

    His favourite Bulgarian writer is Elin Pelin but we put him in Yordan Yovkov's title because it sounds more like him.
  • Things from life: Elitsa Georgieva

    7 September 2017

    If her name is a white page in your head, it is because her first book is just coming out in Bulgarian. Cosmonauts only pass has a presentation in Sofia on September 13th, along with Elitsa and her long history - she writes the novel in Paris where she lives and studies creative writing and cinema, won the Andre Debbroy Award for a debut and was nominated for a Flor prize (founded by Beigbeder) and 111th page.
  • Things from the cinema: Stephan Komandarev

    8 June 2017

    text Natalia Ivanova photo Anelia Todorova

    You may have already heard some of the following facts - for example, how he was a psychiatrist when he was given a camera or how the news that he was selected in Cannes Film Festival was in his spam, and after unusual silence they called from there with the question "Why didn't you react, aren't you happy? ". "Of course I was happy," says Stefan Komandarev, who sends his new film Directions with rough cut so he won't miss the deadline because "one has to take risks, otherwise nothing happens".
  • The Playlist of Kitodar Todorov

    13 April 2017

    text Emanuela Ivanova photo Aneliya Todorova

    A few weeks ago we rushed in Friday at 5 sharp to get ourselves some quick humour with the two season of the YouTube show. That's when we came across Address to the nation - a video which redirected us to an Indiegogo campaign that is raising money for season 3. 
  • Sence of Hate

    16 February 2017

    text Natalia Ivanova

    Top notes: a slap, arousing consciousness, shattered glass, polished gun steel ignites winter skylines, worn soles in housing projects, freefalling. Heart notes: cold sweat breaks at night, burnt tracks drawn on cracked pavements. Base notes: triggers fall back, dust moves forward, flashbacks, time stands still.
  • Dissection of cinema: Blagoy Ivanov

    2 February 2017

    text Natalia Ivanova

    He's into movies because of his father, but maintains the wick by himself: ​​he has a degree for Film studies at the National Academy Krastyo Sarafov and now shares his observations about everything that provokes him, in the site of Operation Kino. Otherwise, he likes Bergman, Lynch, Refn and Polanski, but "if I'm good in anything, it would be how the social environment is influencing the cinema." That's why today we ask Blagoy for key trends that he has captured lately - his observations start at the shared universe of the superheroes to the social horror, the clever fiction and China as bigger factor.
  • In frame: Tonislav Hristov

    19 January 2017

    text Natalia Ivanova

    We meet just a few days before he leaves for Utah to see his documentary The Good Postman in the program of Sundance festival. We're saying one "bravo" for that, but his success is even greater because the jury rarely selects films that had already passed another important festival. In this case, IDFA in Amsterdam or "Cannes of documentary filmmaking," asTonislav calls it. 
  • In frame: Margita Gosheva

    3 November 2016

    text Natalia Ivanova photos Anelia Todorova

    "I express myself hrough my work", she says as we're ending our conversation, adding one big "thank you" to all people who enriched her vocabulary on stage or infront of the camera. The list starts with Sfumato theatre and continues to her work with the directors Kristina Grozeva and Peter Vulchanov, where she has full freedom for improvisation. This seems to be the right approach - her role as a teacher in Urok brings to her prizes for best actress from a various festivals around the world, and now we're waiting for them again for their new movie Slava. Right before its premiere, we're talking with Margita about the lesson and the glory in her life:
  • The things from life: Rene Karabash

    18 August 2016

    text Emanuela Ivanova photo Nikolai Petkov

    We met with the talented young poet/writer/theatre director and co-founder of Valeri Petrov Creative Weriting Academy just a few days after her description got another "slash" and here's what follows it: Golden Leopard for Best Actress from the Locarno Film Festival. Congrats to Rene and the cast and crew of Godless which was awarded Best Movie.
  • On the other side: Krum Rodriguez

    21 July 2016

    text Natalia Ivanova photos Vera Gotseva

    While he's staying in shadow, his camera is giving light to movies such as The Color of the Chameleon, Victoria, Shelter and The Lesson, or let's say, the best movies of our new cinema. We also saw the videoclips of Jeremy? and Bears and Hunters through his lens, so now we're turning the camera backwards to see the directions of his life, which movie hit him hard, and how "Krum, your work isn't good enough" goes to the freedom of the experiment.

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