Society | June 3, 2002, Monday // 00:00

The film "Quo Vadis" of prominent Polish director Jerzy Kawalerowicz opened the first Black Sea Star international cinema festival June 2. Kawalerowicz, who was awarded for his contribution to the world cinema, said preparations for this film have been going on for about 40 years. "Quo Vadis" was shown in the Vatican and was seen by Pope John Paul II. In Poland it attracted 4.5 million, which is about as much as box-office hits such as "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings". The film will premiere in the U.S. next spring. Talks will be held Tuesday on whether Bulgaria will join the 17 countries that have bought the rights to screen the film. The Black Sea Star 2002 is underway in Varna, Dobrich and the resort of Albena within the TV World 2002 international media festival.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Society » Be a reporter: Write and send your article

Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria