7 films Found
A young apprentice leaves a comfortable life in Bulgaria to follow in the footsteps of the great Stradivari at Italy’s famous Cremona violinmaking school. So begins a journey to overcome linguistic difference, homesickness, and the inequities of the violin-making industry. This warm film gives a charming insight into a world of people grappling with tradition and competition to turn their musical…
In the 90s Bulgaria joined the Eastern Bloc's race for freedom. But as thousands flooded the streets calling for democracy the shadows were giving birth to criminal enterprise. And before anyone could realise, the criminals had taken over the new 'democratic' society. The street gangs dominated, a steel hand of fear was forced on the population. And freedom had come to Bulgaria! They quietly priv…
The land of Bulgaria was once one of the richest and most important centres in the Roman Empire. It's now a wasteland, plundered by illegal treasure hunters, fuelled by the black market museum trade.
Locked up in a foreign jail thousands of miles from home, a gap year student is accused of murder. This is every parent's worst nightmare but it has been the Palfreemans' experience for the past eighteen months.
The sleepy Bulgarian villages of Pokrovan and Bardarski Geran seem the perfect models of tranquillity. Bread is baked daily, farmers tend their land and age-old traditions are adhered to. But a few decades ago the situation was completely different. Catholics were harassed by their Orthodox neighbours and persecuted as enemies of the state. The region was marred by bloody conflict. This week's be…
Rather than regaining his throne, King Simeon returned to Bulgaria after more than 50 years in exile at the head of a democratically elected government, after a landslide election victory.
A look at Bulgaria's misfortunes, after the collapse of Communism and a decade before it entered the European Union.