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23 Sofia International Film Festival opens on 7 March and will continue until the end of March presenting more than 150 feature films and documentaries. The start is at the National Palace of Culture, Hall 1 with the newest documentary by Andrey Paunov Walking on Water – a story about Christo Javacheff and his project Floating Piers.

You shouldn’t miss the Academy Awards nominees Green Book by Peter Farelly, Roma by Alfonso Cuaron, Cold War by Pavel Pavlikovski, Shoplifters by Hirokazu Koreeda, Capernaum by Nadin Labaki, Free Solo by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. We will see for the first time on a big screen some of the most awarded European films for the last year – The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rorvaher as well as the new masterpieces by the beloved directors Fatih Akin – The Golden Glove and Lars von Trier – The House That Jack Built. The list of Bulgarian films includes The Secret Life of V by Tonislav Hristov, The Pig by Drago Sholev, Irina by Nadejda Koseva, A Picture with Yuki by Luchezar Avramov.

The special FOCUS: Poland of the festival programme includes nine features and a selection of Polish short films. Other films that should not be missed are the retrospectives of Nuri Bildge Ceylan, Kshishtov Zanussi, Bile August. The topic of the festival is the 50 anniversary of Woodstock festival that inspires the musical programme including films about Woodstock, Amy Winehouse, Viktor Tsoi, P.J.Harvey, David Bowie.

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