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AWAY FROM THE SHORE PRODUCED BY TRIVIUM FILMS, SOFIA – KOSTADIN BONEV & ODESSA FILM STUDIO – ANDREY OSSIPOV

A talented theatre director has been expelled from the capital for two years. And he has been sent to a small provincial theatre where he wants to put on a play that his thoughts are obsessed with. This play talks about people who are being constantly watched and are living in constant fear of punishment. Gradually, the nightmares of the play begin to move into the life of the troupe... About the project: The Cinema reality is more real than the world that surrounds us. Proof of this is the confidence of the audience. Everything the audience believes in automatically turns into truth. Film reality helps many to understand the mechanisms that make the world go round as well as their lives, too. In cinema there are no such concepts as “past – present – future”. In cinema everything is “here and now”. In this sense, the story of the director expelled from Sofia and his troubles in the small provincial theater makes sense only if the audience (or part of it) knows itself in the story. The fear of being observed, the fear that somewhere somebody is collecting information about you and your relatives, the fact that you do not have your own privacy is not new to the cinema.

The difference in our story is that in order to get rid of his fears and phobias, Zlati puts on a play in which the things I am talking about are the main topic. The play, which is called “Gulls off the Beach”, is about a ship run by a mad captain. Gradually, he imposes an order that makes the crew’s daily routine extremely difficult and dangerous. And the revolt of the discontented sailors begins only when the ship runs out of food. Gradually, the relationship between the seafarers filled with violence begins to move between the actors and puts the performance in jeopardy. Kostadin Bonev

DRAMA

TRIVIUM FILMS KOSTADIN BONEV

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SOIL MILK A SCRIPT BY VANESSA MARLOWE

Based on a true story, a sensitive young doctor, dedicated to serving others, loses himself in the process, becoming bipolar. Forming many odd friendships along the way, he finds himself through the love of his family. This is the story of my father, Jean Baggini, a man who gave everything to his medical career and his patients. Dr. B, (As his patients refer to him fondly.)always cared and shared – perhaps too much. As he put it, “It was always such a gift to care for people. I almost felt like I should have been paying them…I guess that’s why I’m broke.” Even in the darkest of times, Jean somehow, miraculously manages to keep his wry sense of humor. Soil Milk chronicles Jean’s life in 1940’s Queens, New York, growing up in a very traditional, Catholic, Italian-American family.

There was laughter, but there was always some sense of guilt. The story follows Jean through the rise and fall of his medical career, and his innate ability to survive. Although my father is certainly not a rich man, what he’s given everyone around him are some of the greatest gifts of all within love itself: compassion and understanding. So, it is with this

growing sense of humanity, in which I sincerely hope that we may make the world a better, brighter place. One story at a time. SCRIPT

VANESSAMARLOWE@GMAIL.COM

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FilmFocus ISSUE 02  

South Europe Edition 2019 Valencia

FilmFocus ISSUE 02  

South Europe Edition 2019 Valencia

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