Bulgaria Bids Farewell to Film Director Rangel Vulchanov
Relatives, friends, colleagues and public figures will bow heads on Thursday in memory of beloved film director Rangel Vulchanov, who died Monday, aged 84.
Vulchanov had been battling cancer in the past few years. In early 2012, he lost his voice after vocal cords surgery.
Vulchanov was born on October 12, 1928 in the village of Krivina, Sofia district.
He graduated theater directing at the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theater and Film Arts in 1953.
His most prominent films include On a Small Island (1958), Sun and Shadow (1962), The Inspector and the Night (1963), The She-Wolf (1965), Judge and the Forest (1975), The Unknown Soldier's Patent Leather Shoes (1979), Where Are You Going? (1986), and Whither Now? (1988).
Vulchanov was voted best Bulgarian film director of the 20th century.
On October 9, 2012 he was elected a member of the Bulgarian Academy of Science.
He was a member of the European Film Academy.