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52nd edition


Fortnight 1990, Feature film, 1H30


Those who see the light of day in the camp do not realize that it is a camp really. For this is their world. My generation felt quite happy about being born in the socialist camp. I remember hw during my childhood my heart nearly stopped beating at the though that I might have been living in Italy for example. Weren’t we watching what was going on «ther» in their néo-realistic films? We took pride in belonging to the soc-camp. We couldn’t care less, for the term was borrowed from the military and its combination with «concentration» was ominous. Dachau, Auschwitz, Matthausen were not our camps… but the day came when we heard about our Gulag Archipelago… Countless documents and photographs try hard to restore the truth of that period. But there is no document ever to strike horror, shame… fear. Like fear to be in love. There is no document ever to certify the Spirit. Only Art can. I hope that «the camp» is a small testimony of the kind a testimony of the torments of the soul. Gueorgui Dyulguerov.


Gueorgui Duylguerov

Born by the Black Sea, he graduated in cinema at the VGIK in Moscou where he directed Le Tonnelier awarded at the Oberhausen festival. In 1970, he joined the Boyana sudio in Sofia. He directed his first full length film, Le test, which was awarded at Locarno, Cannes and Mannheim. His film Avantage won the best direction prize in Berlin in 1978 and his documentary Neshka Robeva et ses filles won an award in Palerma. His work also was shown in Rotterdam, San Francisco and La Rochelle.

Dessislava Karoushkova
Radena Vulkanova
Samuel Fintsi

Gueorgui Danailov, Gueorgui Dyulguerov

Radoslav Spassov

Margarita Marinova

Nikolina Momchilova, Hristina Mileva

Bozhidar Pektov

Set decoration
Boriana Semerdjieva

Production : Cinématographie Bulgare à Sofia Vente à l’étranger : Bulgariafilm à Sofia

Title in Original Version : Le Camp