Bulgarian Film with 2 Awards at Prestigious Venice Fest
Alienation, the debut movie of Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov has received two awards at the 70th edition of the prestigious Venice Film Fest.
Darik radio reports Saturday that the movie has received the special "Europe Cinemas Label" prize, while the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEDORA) has selected Lazarov as best young director.
After 20 years, Alienation is the first Bulgarian film to be invited and to premiere at the oldest international festival. It was screened together with 12 movies from all over the world.
The screenplay belongs to Lazarov, Kitodar Todorov, and Georgi Tenev while Kaloyan Bozhilov is the cameraman. It features actors such as Greek star Christos Stergioglou, and Bulgarians Mariana Jikich, Ovanes Torosian, Neda Iskrenova, Iva Ognyanova, Kitodar Todorov, and Dora Markova.
"Alienation" tells a story about a Greek driving an old car to Bulgaria to buy a newborn baby, waiting together with the mother, her deaf-mute brother and the midwife in a secluded house in the mountains for the birth of the baby.
Lazarov graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he studied film and television directing. He is an executive producer and director of BNT's highly successful BBC projects The Great Bulgarians and The Big Read.
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