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SOFIA 2018

12 features competing for the Grand Prix at Sofia

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- Among the competition titles at the Sofia International Film Festival, there are two Bulgarian productions, ¾ and Radiogram

12 features competing for the Grand Prix at Sofia
Radiogram by Rouzie Hassanova

Bulgaria’s biggest film event, the Sofia International Film Festival, will kick off its 22nd edition on 7 March with the first national screening of Milko Lazarov’s Ága [+see also:
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, the first Bulgarian feature selected as a closing film for the Berlinale.

The festival’s competition will, as always, include 12 first and second features competing for the “Sofia City of Film” Grand Prix, the winner of which will be announced on 17 March. Bulgaria is represented by Ilian Metev’s first fiction feature, ¾ [+see also:
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 (Bulgaria/Germany), winner of the Golden Leopard - Filmmakers of the Present at last year's Locarno Film Festival and also the recipient of the Best Director Award at the Golden Rose Film Festival, and by Rouzie Hassanova's Radiogram [+see also:
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 (Bulgaria/Poland/Turkey), winner of the Best First Feature Award at the same edition of the Golden Rose Film Festival.

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The remaining movies in competition are Maria Solrun’s Adam [+see also:
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(Germany/Iceland/USA/Mexico), Mohsen Gharaie's Blockage (Iran), Meritxell Colell's Facing the Wind [+see also:
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(Spain/Argentina/France), Árpád Bogdán's Genesis [+see also:
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interview: Árpád Bogdán, Andrea Taschler
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(Hungary), Jason Wingard's In Another Life [+see also:
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(United Kingdom), Daniel Sandu's One Step Behind the Seraphim [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Sandu
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(Romania), Tsivia Barkai's Red Cow [+see also:
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 (Israel), Piotr Domalewski's Silent Night [+see also:
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(Poland), Banu Sivaci's The Pigeon [+see also:
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 (Turkey) and Anahid Abad's Yeva (Armenia/Iran).

The festival’s Sofia edition will end on 18 March, with smaller editions being hosted in the cities of Plovdiv, Burgas and Varna until 29 March.

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