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GOLDEN ROSE 2019

The 37th edition of Golden Rose is ready to kick off

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- 13 Bulgarian productions and co-productions are about to compete for the festival's awards

The 37th edition of Golden Rose is ready to kick off
A Picture with Yuki by Lachezar Avramov

Thirteen features and 17 short films will screen in the official competition of the 37th edition of the Golden Rose Film Festival (Varna, Bulgaria, 27 September-4 October), a true who's who of Bulgarian cinema organised by the country's National Film Center.

The competing features are Svetla Tsotsorkova's Sister [+see also:
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(Bulgaria/Qatar), Lachezar Avramov's A Picture with Yuki [+see also:
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(Bulgaria/Japan), Stanislav Donchev's Letters from Antarctica (Bulgaria), Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's The Father [+see also:
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(Bulgaria/Greece), Dragomir Sholev's The Pig [+see also:
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(Bulgaria/Romania), Marian Valev's Bad Girl [+see also:
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(Bulgaria), Borislav Mihailovski's Love, Boyden (Bulgaria), Stephan Komandarev's Rounds [+see also:
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(Bulgaria/Serbia), Radoslav Iliev's Action (Bulgaria), Anri Koulev's Once Upon a War (Bulgaria/Monaco), Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova's Cat in the Wall [+see also:
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(Bulgaria/UK/France), Iliya Kostov's A Travelling Cinema (Bulgaria) and one minority co-production, Mahmut Fazil Coşkun's The Announcement [+see also:
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(Turkey/Bulgaria).

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The gathering is opening itself up to international film professionals by inviting non-Bulgarians to form part of the jury led by director Milko Lazarov, whose most recent feature, Ága [+see also:
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, is representing the country at next year's Academy Awards. The other four members of the jury are Renata Santoro, a programmer for the Venice Days sidebar of the Venice Film Festival; Bulgarian DoP and director Emil Christov; Bulgarian actress Joreta Nikolova; and Croatian director Hrvoje Hribar. They will announce the winners of the awards during a gala held on 4 October.

Other minority co-productions (for example, Paul Negoescu's The Story of a Summer Lover [+see also:
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and Radu Jude's “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” [+see also:
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) will screen out of competition, with some features from Bulgaria's neighbouring countries being invited to partake in the Balkan Focus sidebar.

This edition also boasts a short-film competition. Round-tables, presentations and press conferences will round off the budding industry platform of the festival.

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