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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

The Island

Fortnight 2011, Feature film, 1h50

Synopsis

Sophie and Daneel, both in their early thirties, are a close and passionate couple living in Paris. Sophie initiates a surprise journey to Bulgaria. Daneel explicitly refuses to go, but Sophie insists and finally convinces him to leave. When they arrive, Sophie discovers that Daneel was born there…After a few hours spent on the crowded beaches, Daneel leads Sophie to an almost abandoned island lost in the Black Sea. Once there, Daneel discovers pregnancy tests in Sophie’s luggage. The heat and the strange few inhabitants soon alter their own behaviors, and the island slowly reveals hidden fears that question their love. To get through it all, they have to take a leap into the unknown…

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.

Boyka Velkova
Laetitia Casta
Luben Dilov-Son
Mihail Mutafov
Russi Chanev
Thure Lindhardt

Screenplay
Kamen Kalev

Image
Julian Atanassov

Sound
Momchil Bozhkov

Editing
Åsa Mossberg, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Music
Jean-Paul Wall

Set decoration
Denitza Katzarska

Production

Waterfront film
Bacho Kiro 39
1202 Sofia – Bulgarie
Tél : +359 2 985 2300
info@waterfrontfilm.net
www.waterfrontfilm.net

Co-production

Chimney Pot (Suède)
Film i Västerbotten (Suède)
Art Eternal (Bulgarie)
Bulgarian National Television (Bulgarie)

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales

Le Pacte
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75017 Paris – France
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Fax : +33 1 44 69 59 41
contact@le-pacte.com
www.le-pacte.com

Distribution / French distribution

Le Pacte

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Presse internationale / International press

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