Eastern Plays (Kalev, 2009): Riverside Studios Cinema, 8.30pm
This film is screening as part of the Bulgarian Film Festival. More details here.
Time Out review:
A thoughtful and evocative meditation on a forgotten generation struggling to find meaning in post-Soviet Bulgaria. The story is delicately constructed around the life of Itso (the nickname of the director Kalev Christov, who plays himself), an apathetic artist and heroin addict who supplements his failed methadone treatment with alcoholism, and whose dour mental state mirrors the bleak city scapes of Sofia. His brother Georgi, meanwhile, looks to the local neo-Nazi gangs for acceptance. A subtle and well-crafted tale.
Here is an extract.