SHIP IN A ROOM

Bulgaria, fiction, 107 min, colour
Director – LYUBOMIR MLADENOV

 

 

Annotation

A cameraman takes up with a woman he has just met and her brother. The mentally ill brother never leaves his room until the man comes up with an effective way of coaxing him out in this touching human drama.

Cast

TSVETAN ALEKSIEV
ELENA DIMITROVA
IVAN DIMITROV

Crew

Scriptwriter – LYUBOMIR MLADENOV
Director – LYUBOMIR MLADENOV
DoP – DIAN ZAGORCHINOV
Production Designer – VIKTOR ANDREEV
Sound – MOMCHIL BOZHKOV
Producers – NEDEJDA KOSEVA, SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA
Production – FRONT FILM
in co-production withh CHOUCHKOV BROTHERS
with the support of BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM CENTER

FESTIVALS

TOKYO IFF  2017 – Competition – World Premiere

 

Contact:

Front Film
7 Victor Grigorovic Str, ap.5 Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 898 552388, +359 888 325022

THIRST

THIRST

2015, Bulgaria, fiction, 90 min, colour, DCP, 1:2,35
Director – SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA

Annotation

The Mother, the Father and their 16-year-old son live on a hill, at the end of a village. They wash hotel sheets for a living. The water supply is inconsistent and they often find themselves without any water.  A couple of drillers – a father and his daughter – arrive, in order to solve the water supply problem. The family’s harmonious world shatters into pieces. Everyone loves and hates everyone else. The thirst for love is so great that only death could quench it.

Cast

MONIKA NAIDENOVA, ALEXANDER BENEV, SVETLANA YANCHEVA, IVAYLO HRISTOV, VASIL MIHAILOV, STEFAN MAVRODIEV, IVAN BARNEV

Crew

Director – SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA
Writers – SVETOSLAV OVCHAROV, SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA, VENTSISLAV VASILEV
DoP – VESSELIN HRISTOV
Producer – NADEJDA KOSEVA, SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA
Production – FRONT FILM
with the support of BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM CENTER, MEDIA Programme of the European Union
Co-Producer – OMEGA FILMS

World sales:

ALPHA VIOLET

 

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

San Sebastian – New Directors competition (2015) – World Premiere
London BFI, UK – Love Section
Zurich, Switzerland – Competition
Haifa, Israel – Competition
Hamburg, Germany, KaleidosKop &Competition New Talent Award Section
CinEast, Luxembourg
Golden Rose, Bulgaria – Awarded for Best Debut Film & Best Cinematography
Warsaw, Competition 1-2
Sao Paulo, Brazil – Competition
Thessaloniki, Greece – Balkan Survey – Competition
Minsk, Listapad, Belarus- Best Cast Award, Jury Prize
Arras, France – Competition – Best Mise En Sc?ne – Direction Award
Cinedays – Skopje, Macedonia – Competition
Rotterdam, Netherlands – Bright Future
G?teborg FF, Panorama
Spirit of Fire (Khanty-Mansysk), Competition
Guadalajara, Panorama
Bergamo, Competition
Wales One World, Panorama
Sofia, Intl Competition – Best Bulgarian feature
FebioFest (Prague) – Balkan Beats
Cr?teil (France), Competition
Vilnius, New Europe – New Names- Best Film, Best Actress
Istanbul, Golden Tulip Intl Competition
Balkan Trafik (Belgium)
San Francisco IFF, New Directors Competition
Crossing Europe, Austria, Audience Award-Best fiction film
National Festival of Cinematography Art “Golden Eye” – Best Bulgarian Cinematography
Zlin, Czech Republic – Panorama
Cluj- Transilvania, Romania – Special Mention for Best Actors
Academy Award in Bulgaria – Best First Feature, Best Production Design and Best Actress Awards

Tarkovsky Festival, Russia
Treplice, Slovakia
Taipei, Taiwan
La Rochelle, France
Auckland/Wellington, New Zealand
Quito, Ecuador
Palic, Serbia
Manaki Brothers, Macedonia
Vukova, Croatia
Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico
Helsinki Love & Anarchy, Finland
Rencontre Films Femmes Mediterann?e ? Marseille, France
Inverness, UK
UMEA European festival, Sweden
Cinergia, Poland,
New Horizons FF – linked with EFA award Ceremony
Elles Tournent, Belgium
Annonay Festival 2017, France

PRESS QUOTES

Screen – Lee Marshall “fascinating” ; ” an odd western” ; “remarkable achievement” ; “there is something of Fellini’s La Strada here” ,

“This is very much a film about five lost people: and it’s a remarkable achievement, on the part of the director, the writers and the actors, that we care about every single one of them”.

Cineuropa –  Stefan Dobroiu

 “An aesthetic achievement”.

The Guardian – Samuel Goff

“Tsotsorkova traces an oblique narrative of suspicion and sexuality”.

Calvert Journal – Samuel Goff

“Remarkably assured for a feature debut”.

Variety – Jay Weissberg

“Beautifully crafted” , “subtly told story”, “subtle flair”, “memorable moments”

“Tsotsorkova’s eye for the undemonstratively poetic turns something almost commonplace into a reflection of mood”…

Contact:

Front Film
7 Victor Grigorovic Str, ap.5 Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 898 552388, +359 888 325022

BUFFER ZONE

Buffer Zone

BUFFER ZONE

feature film
2014, Bulgaria, 126 min, color, Stereo 5.1, DCP / English subtitles
Director – GEORGI DJULGEROV

Annotation

The main character, Todor Cherkezov, has survived a car crash in which he lost/killed his wife. He himself was left half- blind. A man of vision, a film director, Todor Cherkezov has several dreams, which at first glance have no narrative connection. One plotline does unite them, however – the main character’s egoism.
In the first dream, he neglects his mother’s memory because of his sexual attraction towards Irina, his wife, but…

In the second dream, Todor is just about to cheat on his wife, but…
In the third dream, Todor stops his wife by force when she wants to leave him, but…
In the fourth dream, Todor manages to save his own life with his wife’s help, but…
In the fifth dream, Todor sacrifices himself for another person for the first time, but…
In the sixth dream, Todor is in the buffer zone, between life and the beyond – and is seeking forgiveness for his sins, but…
In real life, he is formally acquitted, but…

Cast

ROUSY CHANEV, STEFKA YANOROVA,  ROZALIA ABGARIAN, TIGRAN TOROSIAN, HRISTINA IVANOVA, SNEZHINA PETROVA, IVAYLO HRISTOV

Crew

Scriptwriter – GEORGI DJULGEROV
Director – GEORGI DJULGEROV
DoP – GEORGI CHELEBIEV
Music – MIRA ISKAROVA, HRISTO NAMLIEV
Producers – SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA, NADEJDA KOSEVA – FRONT FILM
Production – FRONT FILM  with the support of BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM CENTER in co-production with NU BOYANA FILM STUDIOS, BULGARIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION, AUDIOVIDEO “ORPHEUS”

Awards

THE UNION OF BULGARIAN FILMMAKERS AWARD – GOLDEN ROSE FILM FESTIVAL, VARNA 2014

Official WebSite

http://bufernazona.com/en/

Contact:

Front Film
7 Victor Grigorovic Str, ap.5 Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 898 552388, +359 888 325022

HUNTING PARK

HUNTING PARK

2009, Bulgaria, fiction, 75 min, b/w
Director – LYUBOMIR MLADENOV

Annotation

Neda and Andrei meet by accident in the city and wander around it together. Alienation finds tenderness and selfrediscovery is possible solely through meeting with the other. The setting for this meeting are the city streets.

Cast

ELENA PETROVA, HRISTO PETKOV

Crew

Writer – LYUBOMIR MLADENOV
Director – LYUBOMIR MLADENOV
DoP – Anton Bakarsky, Georgi Chelebiev
Editing – LYUBOMIR MLADENOV, NINA ALTAPARMAKOVA
Sound – MOMCHIL BOZHKOV
Producers – Nedejda Koseva, Svetla Tsotsorkova
Production – FRONT FILM in co-production with CHOUCHKOV BROTHERS

Contact:

Front Film
7 Victor Grigorovic Str, ap.5 Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 898 552388, +359 888 325022

Waltzes and tangos ….

Waltzes and Tangos from the Village of Whitewater

WALTZES AND TANGOS FROM THE VILLAGE OF WHITEWATER

2007, Bulgaria, fiction, 30 min, colour, Dolby SR

director IVAN VLADIMIROV

 

Annotation

Although love is the most important thing for the characters of this movie they find it difficult to share and easy to lose.

 

Cast

DIMITAR OVCHAROV, STEFKA YANOROVA, TZVETAN ALEXIEV,

Crew

Scriptwriter – IVAN VLADIMIROV
Director – IVAN VLADIMIROV
Cinematography – GEORGI CHELEBIEV
Music – NIKOLAY MADJAROV
Production Design – VICTOR ANDREEV
Producers – NADEJDA KOSEVA & SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA

Production:

FRONT FILM
with the support of BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM CENTRE

Festivals:

LocarnoIFF’07,
Sofia IFF’07,
CottbusIFF’07,
Romance in a Can IFF ’07,
Cinema-tout-ecran IFF ’07,
KAN Festival Poland’07,
Festival International Cinema Mediterraneen, Montpellier ’08,
MedFilm Festival Italy ‘08

Awards:

Special Jury Mention – International Cinema Mediterraneen, Montpellier ’08
Best debut feature – The Bulgarian National Film Centre ‘07
Best Actress – Stefka Yanorova – The Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers ‘07

Contact:

Front Film
7 Victor Grigorovic Str, ap.5 Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 898 552388, +359 888 325022

My Mother

My Mother

MY MOTHER

2005, Bulgaria/UK, fiction,  17 min, colour

director SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA

Annotation

In a house in the suburbs of a big city, two women – mother and her daughter are preparing for the birthday of the daughter. The appearance of the daughter’s boyfriend, whom the mother knows very well, creates uncomfortable silence with an extreme reaction.

Cast

SVETLANA YANCHEVA, MARGITA GOSHEVA, TZVETAN ALEKSIEV

Crew

Producer – SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA
Production – FRONT FILM
supported by – LONDON FILM SCHOOL
Writers – SYLVIA CHOLEVA, SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA
Director Of Photography – GEORGI CHELEBIEV
Music – ANTONI DONCHEV
Editing – YORDANKA BACHVAROVA
Sound – IVAILO NATZEV
Art direction – ELENA STOYANOVA

Festivals:

Sofia Film Fest’05,
Sarajevo Film Festival’05,
Almeria en Corto, Spain’06,
La Cittadella del Corto, Italy’06,
Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro’06,
Regensburg Short Film Week, Germany’06,
“PREZENTACJE “Wroclaw West Cultural Centre, Poland’06,
The Int’l Fest of Cinema and Technology, LA, New York, London’07,
Grupa Filmowa Zblizenie, Poland’07,
The Baltimore Women’s Film Festival, USA’07,
KAN, Poland, 2007,
Flying Broom International Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey’07,
“A Corto di Donne”, Italy’07,
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA’07

Contact:

Front Film
7 Victor Grigorovic Str, ap.5 Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 898 552388, +359 888 325022

BALKAN REALITIES

Balkan Realities

 BALKAN REALITIES

2004, Switzerland/Bulgaria, documentary, 8 min., colour, Mono
Directors – SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA, NADEJDA KOSEVA

Annotation

Radina and Antonia rent flats in the same Sofia apartment building, and once belonged to the country’s middle class. Transition has changed their life-styles radically.

With the participation of ANTONIA ATANASOVA, RADINA GESHEVA

Crew

Directors – SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA, NADEJDA KOSEVA
Writers – SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA, NADEJDA KOSEVA
Director of Photography – GEORGI CHELEBIEV
Sound – NENO NENOV, IVO YANEV
Editing – NINA ALTAPARMAKOVA
Producers – THOMAS JENATSCH, SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA, NADEJDA KOSEVA
Production – SDC (SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION)
In co-production with FRONT FILM

Broadcasted on Macedonian and Albanian National Televisions
Contact:

Front Film
7 Victor Grigorovic Str, ap.5 Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 898 552388, +359 888 325022

 

Balkan Realities

Balkan Realities