Sofia Film Fest Opens with Oscar Hit 'Black Swan'

Culture | March 5, 2011, Saturday // 12:51|  views

The 15th anniversary edition of the Sofia Film Fest promises to become a star-studded event. Photo by

The 15th anniversary edition of the Sofia Film Fest opened Friday evening at the National Palace of Culture in downtown Sofia.

The 2011 program includes 118 movies and over 70 short films. Bulgaria will be represented by "Shelter" of director Dragomir Sholev and by and by "Tilt," directed by Victor Chuchkov Jr.

The fest opened with the showing of Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan." On February 27, pregnant Natalie Portman picked up the year's best actress Oscar statuette for her role portraying a deranged ballerina in this same movie.

The fest closes on March 13 with "The End," of Russian director, Alexey Uchitel.

The organizer of the event, Stefan Kitanov, proudly announced the showing of the movie "Pina" of Wim Venders, which is considered the greatest current movie event in the world. The film arrives in Sofia immediately after its premiere at Berlinare in the German capital. Venders will also be in Sofia for 24 hours.

Other guests include Uchitel, Mincho Manchevski, and all-time movie star Claudia Cadinale.

The Fest will have an additional program in the cities of Burgas, Varna and Plovdiv between March 14th and 2oth.

The main organizer is Art Fest. The event is held under the patronage of the Sofia City Hall in partnership with the Culture Ministry, the National Film Center and the National Palace of Culture.

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