With Bulgarian National Film Center (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Aferim! (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija

Votes: 6,035 | Gross: $0.10M

2. Western (2017)

Unrated | 121 min | Drama

7.0
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81 Metascore

German construction workers building a dam near a Bulgarian village interact with the locals, and soon the troubles arise both with the locals and among themselves.

Director: Valeska Grisebach | Stars: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Veneta Fragnova

Votes: 3,117 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Dogs (2016)

104 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Roman returns to the land he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the local cop that his grandfather was a local ... See full summary »

Director: Bogdan Mirica | Stars: Dragos Bucur, Gheorghe Visu, Vlad Ivanov, Costel Cascaval

Votes: 2,497

4. Yatagan (2020)

98 min | Comedy

4.8
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A police inspector frames an innocent boy as terrorist, but is later forced to conspire with his victim as both create an intricate web of lies to steal money from the incompetent government bodies.

Director: Andrey Andonov | Stars: Marian Valev, Ivaylo Dragiev, Evgeniya Kalkandzhieva, Vasil Vasilev-Zueka

Votes: 13

5. Ága (2018)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth. ... See full summary »

Director: Milko Lazarov | Stars: Mikhail Aprosimov, Feodosia Ivanova, Sergei Egorov, Galina Tikhonova

Votes: 868 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Zift (2008)

Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien ... See full summary »

Director: Javor Gardev | Stars: Zachary Baharov, Tanya Ilieva, Vladimir Penev, Mihail Mutafov

Votes: 4,566

7. Karbala (2015)

115 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Year 2004, operation Iraqi freedom. Iraqi rebels loyal to Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr, launched an insurgency. Karbala City Hall is cut off, leaving inside 40 Poles and 40 Bulgarian soldiers with supplies of food and ammo to 24h fight.

Director: Krzysztof Lukaszewicz | Stars: Bartlomiej Topa, Antoni Królikowski, Hristo Shopov, Atheer Adel

Votes: 1,118

8. Mission London (2010)

107 min | Comedy

7.3
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A concert to celebrate Bulgaria joining the EU is being planned at the Embassy in London and it is the job of VARADIN, the new ambassador, to ensure the Queen attends. But with corrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Dimitar Mitovski | Stars: Tomas Arana, Alan Ford, Ralph Brown, Andrea

Votes: 5,952

9. Miracle (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Close to bankruptcy, Irena, the owner of a struggling pig farm in tiny post-Communist town finds a surprising benefactor in a handsome American man who appears to be the answer to all her prayers.

Director: Egle Vertelyte | Stars: Egle Mikulionyte, Vyto Ruginis, Andrius Bialobzeskis, Daniel Olbrychski

Votes: 487

10. Sofia's Last Ambulance (2012)

75 min | Documentary

7.5
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In a city where 13 ambulances struggle to serve 2 million people, Krassi, Mila and Plamen are our unlikely heroes: chain-smoking, filled with humour, relentlessly saving lives against all ... See full summary »

Director: Ilian Metev | Stars: Krassimir Yordanov, Mila Mikhailova, Plamen Slavkov

Votes: 353

11. Ursus (2020)

Drama | Completed

Tiflis, Georgia 1992: Nika, an unemployed film director gets the chance to escape Tiflis, the Georgian capital raged by civil war. The Berlin zoo invites him and the former stuntman Toma to... See full summary »

Director: Otar Shamatava | Stars: Niko Tavadze, Joséphine de La Baume, Bohdan Benyuk, Georges Corraface

12. Goodbye Mama (2010)

Drama

4.2
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"Goodbye Mama" is an intense female family drama, that deals with the lives of four women (a mother, two daughters, a grandmother), their conflicts, social barriers, and the abandonment of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Michelle Bonev | Stars: Michelle Bonev, Licia Nunez, Tatyana Lolova, Nadia Konakchieva

Votes: 118

13. No. 1 (2011)

75 min | Drama

6.0
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An elite school and a normal state school share the same building. They constantly fight each other, while one of their teachers, Stefan is trying to convince them that fighting is a ... See full summary »

Director: Atanas Hristoskov | Stars: Phillip Avramov, Ivaylo Zahariev, Nikolay Stanoev, Ivaylo Dragiev

Votes: 71

14. Corridor No. 8 (2008)

17 min | Documentary

7.0
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Corridor #8 is a mosaic "non-road" film capturing the moods, prejudices and the hope of its characters who live along a non-existent Balkan road, "far away, so close" to each other. The ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Despodov | Star: Gligor Tashkovich

Votes: 94

15. Evagora's Vow (2001)

153 min | Drama

7.0
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Drama set in 1940 about a peasant who traverses Cyprus to pray at a monastery.

Director: Andreas Pantzis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Valeria Golino, Giannis Voglis, Ilias Aletras

Votes: 78

16. Tzahes (2010)

133 min | Comedy

5.1
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The film is a romantic comedy, inspired by the fairytale word of Hoffmann's phantasms. A small antiquarian bookshop has survived as if by miracle amidst the center of an enormous modern ... See full summary »

Director: Anri Kulev | Stars: Stoyan Aleksiev, Zachary Baharov, Kasiel Noah Asher, Violeta Markovska

Votes: 7

17. Cambridge (2015)

64 min | Documentary

8.6
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Dolni Tsibar is a big village in Bulgaria's northwest, EU's poorest district. 99 % of the villagers are gypsies. Because of the locals' love to learn, the media mockingly called the village... See full summary »

Director: Eldora Traykova

Votes: 8

18. Agresiyata (2015)

101 min | Documentary

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On the night of 20/21 August 1968, the Combined Forces of the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia to reassert the Kremlin's control over the country. On 29 October 1968, three sophomores ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Petkova

19. 681 AD: The Glory of Khan (1981)

95 min | Action, Drama, History

8.2
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In 651, Khan Kubrat died and the Khazars accelerated their raids upon Great Bulgaria. His five sons split the Bulgarian tribe and each led his to find new land where they could live in ... See full summary »

Director: Ludmil Staikov | Stars: Stoyko Peev, Antony Genov, Vania Tzvetkova, Vassil Mihajlov

Votes: 384

20. Kismet: How Turkish Soap Operas Change the World (2014)

58 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Nina Maria Pashalidou | Stars: Halit Ergenç, Bergüzar Korel, Meltem Miraloglu, Beren Saat

Votes: 48

21. I Am You (2012)

119 min | Drama

6.6
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Through two unique female personae the film suggests a metaphysical idea of the present as ever recurring, since the temptations, which the human soul faces, are always the same.

Director: Petar Popzlatev | Stars: Jeanette Spassova, Irmena Chichikova, Miliana Lenak, Deyan Donkov

Votes: 54

22. The Wing of the Fly (1995)

105 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Christos Siopahas | Stars: Manos Gavras, Nikos Karathanos, Peggy Trikalioti, Lia Vissi

Votes: 6

23. Rules (II) (2017)

20 min | Short, Drama

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An old widower faces an unexpected change in his life caused by the casual encounter with an extrovert young girl.

Director: Yassen Genadiev | Stars: Stefan Danailov, Evelin Kostova, Maria Statulova, Darin Angelov

24. Chernata lyastovitza (1996)

104 min | Drama

8.0
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The stories of three men get tangled up in the life of the young Gipsy called Magdalena - that of the Bulgarian Lilyanin, who starts off as a fighter for brotherhood but turns into a ... See full summary »

Director: Georgi Djulgerov | Stars: Liubov Liubcheva, Tzvetan Alexiev, Ivaylo Hristov, Georgi Bogdanov

Votes: 47

25. Late Full Moon (1996)

120 min | Drama

6.7
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Growing old is an art in itself, How difficult is it to cast off the habits and perceptions of lifetime to keep up with the demands of a new age? In this New Age, is everything permitted?

Director: Eduard Sachariev | Stars: Itschak Fintzi, Nikolai Urumov, Virginija Kelmelyte, Valeri Drennikov

Votes: 29

26. Three Days in Sarajevo (2014)

51 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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Two young women from different countries night dream about a city they have never been to. They get acquainted on the internet and decide to visit the place together, looking for clues to ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolay Todorov | Stars: Senad Basic, Margita Gosheva, Miliana Lenak, Dragan Suvak

Votes: 24

27. Korab v staya (2017)

107 min | Drama

4.6
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A cameraman takes up with a woman he has just met and her brother. The mentally ill brother never leaves his room until the man comes up with an effective way of coaxing him out in this touching human drama.

Director: Lyubomir Mladenov | Stars: Tzvetan Alexiev, Elena Dimitrova, Ivan Dimitrov, Katerina Keremidchieva

Votes: 20

28. Getting Fat in a Healthy Way (2015)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In a dystopian post-communist world, Constantine and his father Atanas share a small flat in a run-down apartment block. A tragic accident has disturbed gravity on Earth beyond repair, so ... See full summary »

Director: Kevork Aslanyan | Stars: Ovanes Torosian, Petyo Cekov, Keti Raykova, Ana Topalova

Votes: 107

29. Othello (2009)

51 min | Documentary

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This is a film about William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello, staged in Varna prison. Inmates perform in the play depicting treachery, love and jealousy, which they had felt themselves and ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Mladenov

30. Prez salzi (2016)

75 min | Documentary

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At first glance they have everything - families, jobs... And yet the descendants of an unique people cannot dismiss the family memory about their slain roots. What are the present human ... See full summary »

Director: Stanimir Trifonov

31. Reki bez mostove (2013)

75 min | Documentary

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Two Roma teenagers, Tsvetan (18) and Nasko (13) are friends. They live in the poorest region of Europe. Two years ago Tsvetan and the Bulgarian girl Albena (16) stood on railway tracks in ... See full summary »

Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

32. The Hamlet Adventure (2008)

81 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Obsessed by Hamlet's tragic character since adolescence, writer-producer Stanislav Semerdjiev ventures to write and stage a new post-modern monological version of the famous plot at the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ivaylo Dikanski, Greg Roach | Stars: Stanislav Semerdjiev, Greg Roach, Emil Trifonov, Paul Hiaumet

Votes: 25

33. Otetz Ivan i negovite detza (2010)

60 min | Documentary

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Three decades ago he was a State Security officer. Then quited and took the vows. To the communists, this was treason. They sentenced him to five years in prison. There he pledged to God to... See full summary »

Director: Georgi Stoev

34. Bebeto v bankata (1988)

6 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Vladimír Malík

35. Naroden dom na terora (2015)

101 min | Documentary

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The ugly and already empty building of the former Police Directorate is still towering in the square at the Lions' Bridge in Sofia. A century ago, the Comintern gave it to Bulgarian ... See full summary »

Director: Stoycho Shishkov

36. Hlyab i zrelishta (2013)

54 min | Documentary

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Bobby, a.k.a. the TV set up the first independent Gypsy TV station. He films news reports, weddings and customized programs. This is the Roma neighborhood of Kyustendil, a small town in ... See full summary »

Director: Georgi Stoev

37. Birthday Celebration or a Silent Balkan Story (1995)

87 min | Documentary

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Director: Fotos Lambrinos

38. Bebeto v salona za razhubavyavane (1988)

6 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Pencho Kunchev

39. Tzvetovete na glasa (2014)

88 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the walk of life of the great jazz singer Yildiz Ibrahimova; about the dramatic ups and downs in her life; about the colors of her wonder-working voice, whose vocal ... See full summary »

Director: Rossen Elezov | Star: Yildiz Ibrahimova

40. Flood (2017)

8 min | Animation, Short

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What Stela's parents don't suspect is that her goldfish isn't her only pet. The others, however, appear only when the house is flooded.

Director: Dimitar Velev | Star: Bailee MyKell Cowperthwaite

41. Badinerie (2003)

5 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Dragomir Sholev

42. Shtrih i stih (2015)

22 min | Animation, Short

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"Mark & Verse" is a film project throwing a bridge between poetry and animation. It visually interprets 6 original contemporary Bulgarian poems, each told in a different manner. Animation ... See full summary »

Directors: Ivan Bogdanov, Boris Despodov, Asparuh Petrov, Boris Pramatarov, Milen Vitanov, Dmitry Yagodin | Stars: Harry Anichkin, Georgi Gospodinov, Yana Hadzhikostova, Ivan Moskov

43. Drebosakat (2003)

5 min | Animation, Short

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This is a story about the life of a lonely person, who is striving for happiness and makes life meaningful for "the other happy men".

Director: Andrey Tzvetkov

44. Anna Blume (2010)

10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.1
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A visual poetry about the lust of a man chasing a woman, dictated by the mind of Kurt Schwitters.

Director: Vessela Dantcheva | Stars: Andronia Popova, Kurt Schwitters

Votes: 24

45. Vyatarat na ogolenata luna (2003)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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A movie about the poverty and loneliness of the people in a village - bloodstained by political violence in 1923, and nowadays, fallen victim to politicians and cheats.

Director: Ivan Mladenov


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