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Маргиналите в киното или маргинално кино?
Outcasts in Films or Marginal Films?

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

Summary/Abstract: In the recent decade, a trend is discernible in Bulgaria the subjects and plots of the new Bulgarian pictures to deal with personages that in one way or other, are social misfits, dropouts or outcasts. This can, on the one hand, be interpreted as a new stage in search of the identity of the Bulgarian film itself, and on the other hand, it seems to be a result of certain expectations for the East-European and post-totalitarian film in general. This approach seems to show every mark of yielding good results in the form of festival awards, but does not, unfortunately, take into consideration the Bulgarian audiences’ interest in such films. Regardless of the objective prerequisites for low attendances at such movies relating to the insufficient number of cinemas in this country and the domination of Hollywood film industry over Bulgarian distribution, there are still factors to be identified in these very movies. The paper deals with titles in the filmography of directors Kamen Kalev, Konstantin Bojanov, Kristina Nikolova, Kristina Grozeva and Peter Valchanov, Dimitar Dimitrov, Grigor Lefterov and Todor Matsanov, Ralitza Petrova and Stefan Komandarev, analysing the main subject matters underlying their works, the central characters and the artistic devices used.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 29-36
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English, Bulgarian