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EASTERN PLAYS

by Kamen Kalev

synopsis

Two brothers who've lost all contact are suddenly brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating : while Georgi who's recently joined a neonazi group participates in the violence, Itzo witnesses and rescues the Turkish family. Georgi, now being asked to participate in larger events, starts to question his implication in the movement and Itzo wonders if the beautiful Turkish girl he saved could be his ticket out from his sad life in Sofia. Only by reuniting will the two brothers be able to assess what they really want from life.

international title: Eastern Plays
original title: Eastern Plays
country: Bulgaria, Sweden
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Kamen Kalev
film run: 83'
release date: BE 24/02/2010, FR 10/03/2010, SE 12/03/2010, NL 19/08/2010
screenplay: Kamen Kalev
cast: Christo Christov, Ovanes Torosian, Saadet Işıl Aksoy
cinematography by: Julian Atanasov
film editing: Kamen Kalev, Stefan Piryov, Johannes Pinter
art director: Martin Slavov
music: Jean-Paul Wall
producer: Kamen Kalev, Stefan Piryov, Anguel Christanov, Fredrik Zander
production: Waterfront Film, Film i Väst, Chimney Pot Norway
distributor: Epicentre Films, Coopérative Nouveau Cinéma - CNC, Amstelfilm

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Cannes 2009 Director's Fortnight
LUX Prize of European Parliament 2009

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