“Eastern plays” with distribution in 7 European countries after Cannes
The Bulgarian movie “Eastern plays”, which took part in the “Directors’ Fortnight” in the Cannes Festival, now has distributors in seven countries in Europe – France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and Turkey. There was also interest for distribution in the United Kingdom and the US. This was announced at a press conference last night by the film’s producer Stefan Piriov.
The director / screenplay writer Kamen Kalev, the actors Nikolina Yancheva and Ovanes Torosian, and the director of Sofia Film Fest Stefan Kitanov also attended the press conference. Two years ago, back in the Sofia Film Fest, the just completed “Eastern plays” began their journey at the movie market “Sofia meetings”.
After the official showing of the movie in the “Stephanie” hall in Cannes, the public applauded and cheered for another ten minutes. As Stefan Kitanov explained, “the French are a very loud public. When they don’t like somebody, the ruckus of their dislike is enormous. But in the case of “Eastern plays”, during the credits they were applauding and cheering for us”.