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23.03, Sunday - 18:30, Lumiere
Director:  Stephan Komandarev
Documentary Programme
ABSOLUT WARHOLA
ALL ABOUT MY FATHER
BREAD OVER THE FENCE
COOL AND CRAZY
DAUGHTER FROM YAN'AN
LOST IN LA MANCHA
STARRING STEFAN DANAILOV
THE "MISS STONE AFFAIR"
THE OPTIMISTS
THE SOUND OF BRAZIL
WHOSE IS THIS SONG?
YOUNG AT HEART

   
BREAD OVER THE FENCE
Bulgaria, 2002, 56 min, color

Two Bulgarian villages have a predominantly Catholic population. Their locations contrast, both in terms of geographical landscape and the regional cultural traditions. The inhabitants live in harmony with their neighbours - Orthodox Christians and Muslims. The film follows the course of an ordinary day in both villages in parallel. It discovers the religious tolerance that is part of the philosophy of life of these people of different faiths. "Everything begins with bread!" one of the film characters says. The film gradually adds to his statement, "and nothing ends with fences."

   
STEPHAN KOMANDAREV
Bulgarian director, born in 1966. He graduated from the Medical Academy at Sofia (1993) and the New Bulgarian University (1998), with a degree in film & TV directing. The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner is his second full-length feature film.

Films:
ALPHABET OF HOPE (2003, documentary)
Best Bulgarian Documentary Film Award Golden Rython 14th Golden Rython Bulgarian Documentary Film Festival (Plovdiv, 2003)
Documentary Award for Best Documentary film of the Hertie-Foundation GoEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (Wiesbaden, 2004)


BREAD OVER THE FENCE (2002, documentary)
Best East-European Documentary Film Award 45th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films 2002
Documentary Award of the Hertie-Foundation GoEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (Wiesbaden, 2003)
Special Mention of the International Critic's Prize FIPRESCI GoEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (Wiesbaden, 2003)


THE WAY OF HARMONY (2001, short documentary)
Silver Prize 45th Competition for Films and Videos on Japan (Tokyo, 2001)

PLEASE, SHUT-UP BAND (2001, short music film)

DOGS HOME (2000, feature debut)
Debut Award Golden Rose National Film Festival (Varna, 2000)
Selected at: 51st Berlin Film Festival - International Forum of New Cinema (2001), Montreal World Film Festival (2001)


MONDAY 8/2; (1998 2001, 65 editions) weekly documentary television program, devoted to the history of Bulgarian cinema

CASUAL CUPS (1998, short feature)

THE BALLOON (1997, short feature)
Public Award at the International Film Schools Festival Henri Langois, Poitiers, France (1997)
Best Film Award at the Student Film Festival (Sofia, 1997)

DUEL (1996, short feature)
1997  The Balloon - short
1998  Casual Cups - short
2000  Dogs' Home
2001  Th Way of Harmony - documentary
2002  Bread over the Fence - documentary
2003  Alphabet Of Hope
2008  The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
 
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