The Bulgarian Cinema Festival opens in Rome
Vice President Iliana Iotova opened the 17th edition of the "Celebration of Bulgarian Cinema in Rome" festival, the presidential press secretariat said on Saturday. The event is organized by the Bulgarian Institute of Culture in Rome with the support of the Bulgarian Embassy. "You exist only in what you do. These words of the great Italian director and screenwriter Federico Fellini show the nature of the artist - to challenge, to rebel, to convey to others with talent and skill everything that his creative soul brings." She thanked the founder of the film festival, Zhana Jakovleva, for her energy and ambition to showcase Bulgarian talent and give courage and confidence to Bulgarian artists. becoming more interesting and fascinating", argued the vice-president. She emphasized that the films presented deal with specific Bulgarian issues, but also raise big human themes. The prestigious Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese is again hosting the festival, which will end on the 23rd June The program includes Yana Titova's Dyad, Stefan Komandarev's Lessons, Zornitsa Sophia's Mother, Georgi Toshev's documentary series Foreigners, and Milena Fuchedzhieva's Weimar Express. Earlier in the day, the vice president visited the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Rome, which is home to the great opera bass Boris Hristov. Zhanna Yakovleva, a longtime director of the institute and currently part of its team, supported Iotova's idea to create a national Bulgarian cultural institute, following the example of the Goethe Institute, Cervantes and others. Our country is the only one in the European Union that does not have such an institution", says the press secretariat of the presidential institution. /BTA
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