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Films & Schedules - BULGARIA

EASTERN PLAYS

Mon, Feb 21, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B4)
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Tue, Feb 22, 2011
at 9 PM (B3)
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Wed, Feb 23, 2011
at 9 PM (CM)
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EASTERN PLAYS

DIRECTOR: Kamen Kalev - BULGARIA

The challenges of life for youth in Bulgaria and many Eastern European countries in the post-Soviet era—high unemployment, lack of direction and opportunity, and rising nationalism—movingly surface in Kalev’s debut film. Disaffected and impressionable teen Georgi falls in with a gang of skinheads in Sofia. When the gang hassles a Turkish family on the street, the man who comes to their aid turns out to be Georgi’s estranged older brother Christo, nicknamed Itso. An artist and recovering drug addict, Itso is surprised to discover newfound motivation after this incident, reconnecting with his brother and bonding with the beautiful Isil (Saadet...

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