Bulgaria Movie Dzift Wins Best Bulgarian Film Award
"Dzift" has won a total of six awards at the Festival, including the best actor award, the best cameraman award, the special jury award for film montage, the Bulgarian Film Critics award and the award of the "Nu Image Boyana Films" for best movie producers.
"Dzift" " has already won the Best Director award at the Moscow Film Festival and has been selected as the Bulgarian title to participate in the "Oscar" nominations.
The movie has also been nominated for the European Film Association awards. It will be several months before it becomes clear if "Dzift" is going to be nominated to compete in the "foreign film" category at the "Oscars."
In the upcoming months, the movie is going to participate in several prestigious international film festivals in Australia, Argentina, Sweden, Iceland and Germany.
"Dzift," featuring the actor Zahari Bakalov and model turned actress Tanya Ilieva is considered to be one of the best Bulgarian movies made during the last several years.
After the movie's success in Moscow, a US producing company has contacted the team with an offer to create an American version and remake of "Dzift."
"The movie offers an attractive and very unusual format. It is made with excellent taste and shows outstanding knowledge of movie history, free use of film tools of expression and a modern approach, appealing to the contemporary viewer', according to the Director of the National Film Center and renowned movie critic Alexander Grozev.
Grozev has also said the at least five other Bulgarian films, participants in the festival, have shown similar high qualities.
According to the tradition, the Festival is going to close Thursday evening with a free showing of the movie winner of the top prize.
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And in the spring of 1989 I was in the "Institute for Alternative Life Studies" at 30 km of the BG border building housing blocks for the good Bulgarians with a bunch of gypsies, turks, convicted thieves, ex-prisoners and some "white" guys with a grandfather who defected in the West.
We were considered too bad to have the right to carry weapons although we were listed in the BG army. I didnt do anything special to have the honor to be there. Amazing times by all standards. Our boss was a sex addict, his secretary was an alcoholic and homosexual who peed in his bed and learned Italian by himself. There was an ex-wrestler sergeant who weighted 140 kg when he was hungry and 160 when he was well fed and drunk. There were teenage prostitutes who came to our place and always got gang raped. There was an ex-prisoner who was "the boss" in jail and wanted to go out for 3 days to see his pregnant new wife.
And I still dont know how a BG jail looks like. I guess some of these people are dead, others are very rich, others enjoy a quiet family life, and some may be back in jail.
btw Vladislav Todorov, the guy who wrote the novel Dzift, was a visiting fella in the Moskow Institute of phylosophy in the spring of 1989, has a PhD from the Bulgarian academy of sciences in 1987 and was apprentice journalist in 1976-7 in the Bulgarian national radio.
So he really has much more knowledge about the commie system from the view of the opportunistic chits who would say whatever it takes to make a career using the commie system and simply doesnt know how the life and the system looked from the other, non-commie side that he describes.
Man, what a boob. I had to click on three boxes, copy and paste your chit, like that other 911 idiot, and came up with nothing found.
Are you really as stipud as Bill?
Just post a link, ok? It's not that damn complicated.
Time wasted for another idiot.
Time is precious.
From what Ive seen on the youtube video about Dzift Ill be surprised if it makes it to the Oskar nominations. But if it does it will be great so good luck!
It seems to me the people who created the movie dont really know what they are talking about - how a BG prison and the bigger prison - BG itself - looked like in the 1950s-60s. So I guess they are talking about how BG looks now but in a different context.
Current popular Bulgarian music and art is utterly disgusting. I have some Bulgarian roots (eastern Serbia) but there's nothing to point your finger at and say thats Bulgarian, except Azis and Gergana and a bunch of pop artists with production closer to Indian or Turkish than anything European. I can only hope Bulgaria will evolve out of this state ASAP as it's a big shame on the Bulgarians everywhere in the world.