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Nonlinear Narrative in Bulgarian Feature Films

Author(s): Elitza Gotzeva
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article explores the phenomenon of “nonlinear narrative” in Bulgarian feature films and its historical development from the 1960s to the present day. It is based on the critical analysis of the movies “Detour” (1967), Directors: Grisha Ostrovski and Todor Stoyanov; “The White room” (1968), Director: Metodi Andonov and “The Sinking of Sozopol” (2014) directed by Kostadin Bonev. The study makes a historical comparison between the nonlinear movies created before 1989, when Bulgarian films were entirely state-funded and those made after the collapse of the socialist regime, which are subsidized by the National Film Center and by independent producers. The aim of this review is to give a new meaning to the aesthetic heritage of socialist realism in the nonlinear movies in Bulgarian cinema as compared with the intellectual quests of contemporary art-film. The article explores the development of the plot, the intertwining of the storylines and the specific ways of screen narrative of the above mentioned directors.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 22-26
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Bulgarian