See what they chose for the Bulgarian Oscar proposal

See what they chose for the Bulgarian Oscar proposal
See what they chose for the Bulgarian Oscar proposal

The committee for selecting the Bulgarian proposal for the “Oscar” award for international film at the National Film Center has chosen the Bulgarian contender – “Mother”, by director Zornitsa Sofia, the center announced a while ago.

The commission was composed of: Maria Bakalova, chairman, Katerina Lambrinova – film critic, festival organizer, Hristo Hristozov – film programmer, festival organizer, Svilen Dimitrov – director, animator, Katya Trichkova – producer, Kristina Grozeva – director, producer and Alexander Stanishev – cameraman .

Contenders were also the films “Stock market players” by director Georgi Kostov, “In the heart of the machine” by Martin Makariev, “Softly spoken” by Henri Kulev, “Petya on my Petya” by Alexander Kosev, “Herringbone” by Drago Sholev, ” Shakespeare as a street dog” by Valeri Yordanov and “φ 1.618” by Teodor Ushev

The film “Mother” is a co-production of Bulgaria, Germany and Croatia. The script is by Zornitsa Sofia and Miglena Dimova. It stars Daria Simeonova, Leon Luchev, Daria Dimitrova, Paris Wambui, Steve Mathias, Lamar Munene.

Elena, a theater director in love with her work, is 32 years old when she realizes that she cannot have children. Faced with a choice – to try to conceive in vitro with her beloved husband, the conductor Leon Mayer, or to adapt the theater program with which she transforms the lives of orphans in far Africa, Elena will rediscover the word “mother”. It is inspired by a true story.

Zornitsa Sofia is a Master of Fine Arts, majoring in painting. She has written, directed and produced 4 feature films, 2 documentaries and directed 7 TV series, a theater performance and an opera. Her films have been screened or awarded in Shanghai, Sarajevo, Warsaw, Goa, Busan, Cairo, Moscow, Mar del Plata. There are two films that are box office hits, and one is a Bulgarian entry for the American Academy Awards.


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