SOFIA: The Veteran Bulgarian director Georgi Djulgerov is at the moment in postproduction along with his interval drama Memoir of a Betrayal, devoted to the legendary nineteenth century anti-Ottoman revolutionary Georgi Benkovski. Recognized for his passionate curiosity in Bulgarian historical past and Zahari Stoyanov’s Memoirs of the Bulgarian Uprisings (1870–1876), Djulgerov focuses the narrative on a few of the creator’s key testimonies. The movie is a neighborhood coproduction between the Bulgarian Nationwide Tv and Borough Movie.
“I’ve a deep respect for the particular person and work of Zahari Stoyanov (1850-1889), a Bulgarian revolutionary and participant within the 1876 April Rebellion. For me, his historiography Memoirs of the Bulgarian Uprisings is the ‘Bulgarian Bible’. I selected two vital occasions from it: the assassination of Benkovski in 1876 and Stoyanov’s private assembly along with his traitor Grandpa Valio. The preliminary concept of the anti-Ottoman resistant fighters was to arrest the wrongdoer, however in a while, they determined to attract up. Subsequently, the primary theme of the movie is that of forgiveness“, scriptwriter and director Georgi Djulgerov advised FNE.
The movie was shot in 21 days largely within the historic city of Koprivshtitsa and within the Teteven Balkan Mountains village of Ribaritsa, the place the place Benkovski was killed. Two historic associations, ‘Haiduti’ and ‘Custom’, participated within the mass scenes with their genuine costumes and weapons from the start of the nineteenth century. A few of Djulgerov’s college students additionally took half within the movie on a voluntary foundation.
„The funding for such a severe interval movie was removed from sufficient, so I needed to search for particular inventive options aiming at a extra intimate have a look at the previous. Younger Plamen Dimov (Georgi Benkovski) and Ivan Nikolov (Zahari Stoyanov) are the discoveries within the performing group, and because of their excellent expertise, the relation between the 2 historic characters turned extraordinarily attention-grabbing. On the opposite aspect, Ivaylo Hristov, who’s an previous buddy of mine, creates a unbelievable Grandpa Valio”, Djulgerov added.
Vesselin Hristov, who’s new in Djulgerov’s common artistic group, is the DoP.
The Bulgarian Nationwide Tv financed the movie with the quantity of 180,000 EUR to which the Bulgarian Nationwide Movie Heart added 36,000 EUR.
Georgi Djulgerov’s most well-known historic movie so far is the 1981 trilogy Measure for Measure, produced by the as soon as state owned Boyana studio. Lengthy rated because the ‘biggest ever Bulgarian movie’, it has been recently restored by Bulgaria’s Doli Media Studio, the place the postproduction of Memoir of a Betrayal is happening.
Bulgarian Nationwide Tv (Bulgaria)
Borough Movie (Bulgaria)
Director: Georgi Djulgerov
Scriptwriter: Georgi Djulgerov based mostly on Zahari Stoyanov’s Memoirs of the Bulgarian Uprisings
DoP: Vesselin Hristov
Manufacturing designer: Georgi Todorov-Jozi
Editors: Georgi Djulgerov, Antonia Milcheva
Composer: Mira Iskarova
Solid: Plamen Dimov, Ivan Nikolov, Ivaylo Hristov, Tzvetan Alexiev, George Arabadjiiski, Krasimir Dokov