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Потъването на Созопол (The Sinking of Sozopol)
dir. Kostadin Bonev
Bulgaria, 2014, 101 minutes
Bulgarian, with English sub-titles

30th European Union Film Festival
ByTowne Cinema, Monday, November 23, 2015, 8:45 pm
Based on Ina Valtchanova’s acclaimed novel, Bonev’s film adaptation is a daring and complex study of identity and memory. During an early summer rainstorm in Sozopol, a seaside resort on the Black Sea, a solitary man named Chavo arrives in the historic old town. The 50-year old architect has brought with him a lot of memories and ten bottles of vodka. The Sozopol he inhabits has little in common with the present-day tourist hub with dozens of hotels and invaded by crowds of tourists. It has a quiet vista of the sea — at times peaceful or rough, with glimmering depths and clean beaches: plus an old wooden house harbouring painful memories. Can this place heal past wounds and become a source of hope for the future? Chavo will soon find out in surprising ways. SOZOPOL captured Best Screenplay Prize and Best Actress Prize at the Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian Feature Films, and was selected for Official Competition sections at Festivals in Montreal and New Delhi.