Godless wins the top award at Sofia
by Stefan Dobroiu
- The vast majority of the festival’s prizes went to European productions
A Bulgarian story has triumphed at the Sofia International Film Festival for the third year in a row: after The Lesson [+see also:
interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Val…
interview: Margita Gosheva
film profile] (2015) and Zhaleika [+see also:
film profile] (2016), this year’s Sofia City of Film Grand Prix Award has gone to Ralitza Petrova’s Godless [+see also:
interview: Ralitza Petrova
film profile]. During a gala held on Saturday evening, the jury chaired by Romanian director Cristi Puiu handed over a host of awards, the majority of them received by European features.
In addition to the movies that scooped accolades, Polish director Agnieszka Holland, Bulgarian actress Stoyanka Mutafova, Bulgarian director Adela Peeva and US actor John Savage received the Sofia Award for their contribution to world cinema.
Here is the full list of award winners:
Best Bulgarian Short
Clothes - Vesselin Boydev
Best Bulgarian Short - Special Mention
Travelling Country - Vessela Dantcheva, Ivan Bogdanov
Tempest - Tatiana Huezo (Mexico)
Best Bulgarian Film
Godless - Ralitza Petrova
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