New Bulgarian cinema
Sokółka / Sokólski Ośrodek Kultury, Plac Kościuszki 24
If we assume that cinema is – to a greater or lesser extent – a reflection of a country’s reality, political or social mood, it can be said that Bulgarian cinema is just such a mirror.
A generational change is underway in Bulgarian cinema, and in recent years one can additionally “smell” something new, different, a bit unexpected. The main goal of filmmakers is no longer fame or a financial success. Filmmakers now want to talk about important issues, raise bold topics. And no longer focus only on locality, as they used to, when Bulgarian cinema was mainly associated with goats, sheep and big mustachioed guys running around the mountains and shouting with echoes.
Young filmmakers want to ask specific questions about specific issues, they try to solve real problems. They are interested in topics such as war, peace, LGBT problems, post-covid stress or the injustice of capitalism. The same change is evident throughout Bulgarian society. The struggle for freedom is ongoing.
Curator: Toma Waszarow
War, Dimitar Dimitrov, 2022, 6’28”
Mona Lisa, Veselka Kuncheva, 2022, 9’39”
Shell in Love, Svilen Dimitrov, 2021, 16’05”
Eggshells, Slava Doycheva, 2020, 15’27”
Hunger, Petar Krumov, 2021, 29’48”
Peace, Dimitar Dimitrov, 2020, 6′