Eastern Plays

Kamen Kalev
 

Synopsis

Two brothers who’ve lost all contact are suddenly brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating : while Georgi who’s recently joined a neonazi group participates in the violence, Itzo witnesses and rescues the Turkish family.?Georgi, now being asked to participate in larger events, starts to question his implication in the movement and Itzo wonders if the beautiful Turkish girl he saved could be his ticket out from his sad life in Sofia. Only by reuniting will the two brothers be able to assess what they really want from life.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2009

First movie
Full-length film, 1h23
 

Director

 
 

Kamen Kalev

Kamen Kalev graduated Femis Film School in Paris in 2002, and has directed numerous shorts and commercials. In 2009, his first feature, “Eastern Plays”, was selected in Cannes’ Quinzaine des Realisateurs. Among his recognitions are the awards for directing and the Jury Award from Bratislava International Film Festival, Best Film and Best Director from Tokyo International Film Festival (along with Christo Christov’ s Best Actor Award for his part in “ Eastern Plays” ), Best Film from Warsaw Film Festival, as well as a nomination for LUX 2009 by the European Parliament. “The Island” is his second feature.

portrait Kamen Kalev
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Other infos

Screenplay

Kamen Kalev

Language

bulgare, anglais, turc / Bulgarian, English, Turkish

Image

Julian Atanasov

Sound

Momchil Bozhkov, Boris Trayanov

Set decoration

Martin Slavov

Editing

Kamen Kalev, Stefan Piryov, Johannes Pinter, Saadet Isil

Music

Jean-Paul Wall

Professional infos

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