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Europolis, The Town of the Delta  //  Evropolis, Gradyr na Deltata (Orig.)

DIR: Kostadin Kostadinov Bonev
2009 / Bulgaria / 80 min

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The town of Sulina is situated in the heart of the delta of the Danube. In the past, almost 100 years ago, the town was the third harbour in Europe. Today, Sulina is slowly dying, dreaming about united Europe. What has happened to this strange place, isolated from the world?

In 1933 Eugeniu Botez, a commandant of the harbour of Sulina, wrote a novel. He entitled it "Europolis" and signed it under the name of Jean Bart. A year later he died. In this strange novel Jean Bart prophecies that one day nothing will be left from the town, once full of life. With the death of Europolis Europe will be slowly dying in pains. A few years later his prophecy started to come true...

There isn’t a terrestrial road to Sulina. In order to get to this bizarre place you must travel either by river, or by sea. Nevertheless, Sulina is not an island. Snapping at the land between the many branches of the river, Sulina is simply the Town of the Delta.

Jean Bart claims, in his novel Eurtopolis, that Sulina falls asleep in the middle of the day, and it’s livelier than any other city at night. It was once upon a time… Today after sunset Sulina sleeps a hard, deprived of dreams dream. And only a muffled woman’s laugh from berthed Turkish vessel or a sketchy inebriate song from the Lippovan’s quarter stirs for an instant the night above the delta.

About

Director Kostadin Kostadinov Bonev
Screenplay Vladi Kirov
Dir. of Photography Konstantin Zankov, Dimiter Mitov
Editing Toma Waszarow
Music Nikolai Ivanov
Sound Eric Spitzer - Marlyn
Duration 80 min
Year 2009
Country Bulgaria
Colour Colour
Tags cities, Europe, nature, poetic
Production
Distribution Trivium Films
Trivium Films
Address:  Nadejda 152 A, ap.35
City:  1220 Sofia
Country:  Bulgaria
Web:  www.trivium-films.com/
E-mail:  ,
Phone:  +3592 9363730
Cell phone:  +359 888 465 735
Fax:  +3592 987 3626

Festivals

Sofia Film Fest'09 ...

Sofia Film Fest'09 - Documentary Gala
Bulgarian Nonfiction Film Festival - Plovdiv'09
Yerevan Int. Film Festival'09
Romania Int. Tilm festival - Arad'09
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival'09
Planet Doc Review - Warsaw'2010
H2O Film Festival - Moscow'2010
Golden Knight Film Festival - Moscow'2010
Heimatfilm Festival - Freistadt, Austria'2010

Awards

Golden Rhyton Grand Prix ...

Golden Rhyton Grand Prix - Plovdiv'2009
Honorable Mention - L.A. Reel Film Festival'09
Best Script - Golden Knight, Mocscow'2010
Balkan Black Sea Award Nominee - Arad'2010
Milenium Award Nominee - Warsaw'2010
Best Film, Best Directing, Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Editing Nominations - L.A. Reel Film Festival'09
Official Best of Fest Winner - Seattle, USA



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