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Eastern Plays

Eastern Plays

by Kamen Kalev

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After participating at Cannes, in the Directors' Fortnight section, 33-year-old Bulgarian debut director Kamen Kalev accompanied his film Eastern Plays to festivals around the world 

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international title: Eastern Plays
original title: Eastern Plays
country: Bulgaria, Sweden
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2009
directed by: Kamen Kalev
screenplay: Kamen Kalev
cast: Christo Christov, Ovanes Torosian, Saadet Işıl Aksoy

main awards/selection

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

In competition


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