THE BUILDING OF THE BRAVES
Bulgaria/France, 2019, 23’
Scriptwriter and Director: Bojina Panayotova
Sofia, 13 June 2014. As every day, Ivan returns to the building from which he
was evicted. He comes to feed his children, Gigi, and Sara, two stray dogs who
still live there. But that morning, the dogs disappeared. Ivan embarks on a
desperate quest through the Bulgarian capital to find the dogs.
Bojina Panayotova was born in Bulgaria in 1982. After the Berlin wall fell, at
the age of eight, she emigrated with her family to France. After studying
philosophy at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and cinema at La Fémis, she
returned to Bulgaria and began to make “wild” films. She also works with
director Boris Lojkine as screenwriter and script consultant. Her first
feature documentary, I SEE RED PEOPLE, screened in the Berlinale Panorama
section. THE BUILDING OF BRAVES has awards from the festivals Cinema Du reel
and Ghent International Film Festival.
Screening: 19.09.2021, 13:30h, Chitalishte “Hristo Botev”