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SYNOPSIS. DIRECTOR'S NOTES. CREDITS.

 

LOGLINE

A mother leaves her child and home and leads a band of rebels inflicting her own justice, while struggling to make it up to the male world of 19th century.

SHORT SYNOPSIS

Roumena is a tortured mother forced to abandon her child and home leads a band of rebels and inflicts her own justice while struggling to make it up to the men’s world of 19th century. “Voevoda” means rebels-leader, commander, guardian and tells a true story, based on witness accounts.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES

Through rough and raw cinematic narrative the film strives for authenticity imposing the question how cruel humans are to the ones who are different. A woman ahead of her time, Roumena pushes relationships beyond the obvious religious, cultural and gender limits.

The film features many nonprofessional actors, the writer/director/producer playing the lead role and her daughter playing the younger Roumena.

CREDITS

MQ Pictures with the support of Bulgarian National Film Center

in co-production with Focus Media with the support Croatian Audiovisual Centre,

in coproduction with Nu Boyana Film, Dream Team Films and with the support of NOVA TV.

 

Main Actors: Zornitsa Sophia, Valeri Yordanov, Goran Gunchev, Vladimir Zombori, Leart Dokle,

                 Petar Genkov, Dimitar Selenski and introducing Niki Amrita Nikolay.

Supporting Actors: Aleksandar Aleksiev, Tzveta Baliyska,  Mariana Krumova, Valentin Tanev, Yulian Kovalevski, Dimitar Trokanov, Raicho Gunchev, Petar Kalchev and Petar Stoev

Director of Photography: Krum Luis-Alirio Rodriguez

Edit: Victoria Radoslavova

Costume Designer: Marta Mironska

Production Designer: Irena Muratova

Music: Kayno Yesno Slonce

Composer: Darko Markovic

Sound: Dubravka Premar, Petar Kralev, Ivo Natzev, Ivan Andreev

Producer: Zornitsa Sophia Popgantcheva

Co-producers: Irena Markovic, Yariv Lerner, Evtim Miloshev, Gabriel Georgiev, Ivan Spassov,

                      Lubomir Neikov

Executive Producers: Mila Kirova and Petar Minchev - Gushtera

Writer and Director: Zornitsa Sophia

 

Official facebook page: www.facebook.com/voevodathefilm

You Tub: Voevoda The Film www.youtube.com/channel/UCoyv_B337XN5ZcgaoFwCbYg/videos

 

RELEASE:

Theatrical box office hit in Bulgaria (national release from Jan 2017), Distributor LENTA;

World Premiere: 20th Shanghai International Film Festival, 18th June 2017;

International Premiere: 39th Moscow International Film Festival, 26th June 2017;

Croatian National Premiere: 64th Pula International Film Fetsival, 19th July 2017.

(more festivals TBA soon)

 

PRODUCTION COMPANY:

MQ Pictures Ltd., 28, Ekzarh Iosif Str, floor 6, apt. 18, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

voevodathefilm@gmail.com, zornitsa.sophia@gmail.com

WEB SITE: www.voevodathefilm.com

WORLD SALES: YTINIFNI PICTURES

Contacts: www.ytinifni.com

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TECHNICAL DATA

Feature film

Lenght: 127 minutes

In Color

Language: Bulgarian

Country of Production: Bulgaria

Country of co-production: Croatia

Subtitles: English, burn in the pictures. Others available, please ask.

Screening Format: DCP

Ratio: Cinemascope

Sound: Dolby Digital

Frames: 24 fpt

Shooting Format: Digital

Camera: Arri Alexa

Lences: Zeiss Ultra Prime

Shooting days: 33

Preproduction: 6 months

Available Promotional Materials: Teasers and Trailers - from 20sek to 1,50min, Behind The Scenes Videos, Posters, Banners.

FESTIVALS AND NOMINATIONS:

 

  • 20th Shanghai International Film Festival - SPECTRUM – World Premiere

  • 39th Moscow International Film Festival– SPECIAL SCREENINGS – International Premiere

  • 67th Pula International Film Festival– COMPETITION – Croatian Premiere

  • 25th Raindance Independent Film Festival – UK Premiere

  • 35th Bulgarian Film Festival Golden Rose – COMPETITION

  • CINEQUEST International Film Festival – COMPETITION – US Premiere

  • Nomination for Best Film – NOVA Cinema and TV Awards

  • Nomination for Best actress Zornitsa Sophia - NOVA Cinema and TV Awards

  • Nomination for Best actor Valeri Yordanov - NOVA Cinema and TV Awards

  • Nomination for Best actor Goran Gunchev - NOVA Cinema and TV Awards

  • Nomination for Rising Star for Niki Amrita Nikolay - NOVA Cinema and TV Awards

  • 22nd Sofia International Film Festival – BG COMPETITION

  • 25th Sguardi Altrove International Women’s Film Festival, Milan, Italy – along with the participation of the director in Round Table about the women directors and the Bulgarian Cinema in the quarters of the European Parliament in Milan.

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