Premiering just last year, this film won the award from the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers at the 2015 Golden Rose Film Festival, (which showcases the newest Bulgarian features and short films), as well as the special award of the City of Varna. In the US, the film premiered at the Bulgarian Film Festival in New York in the fall of 2015, and will now be shown in Boston.
The feature film “Family Relics” with director and screenwriter Ivan Cherkelov, shows the events experienced by the members of a family over a few days, and speaks to a disenchantment with the present as well as hope for a meaningful future. The film consists of three, at first glance independent, stories and follows three situations developing in parallel. The film features very strong performances from several generations of Bulgarian actors: Jana Karaivanova, Andrey Andreev, Alexander Benev, Ventsislav Zankov, Blaje Dimitrov. The film is in Bulgarian with English sub-titles.
“Family Relics” is one of the most courageous attempts from contemporary Bulgarian film to confront the questions of Meaning and of Path, and one of the most-serious Bulgarian films in general”. Ingeborg Bratoeva-Darakchieva
Our guest will be the lead actor in the movie Andrey Andreev
When: October 29th, 2016 – movie screening 3.30 – 5.30 pm; reception and conversation with Andrey Andreev 5.30 – 6.30 pm.
Where: Waltham Public Library: 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
The event is free and open to the public. The movie is not recommended for people under 17 (equivalent to R rating)