Thanks to the collaboration between Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and Maremetraggio Association, Sofia (Bulgaria) will be the site of a two days of Italian cinema and tasting of tipical products of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
From the 11th to the 12th of march Sofia, inside the prestigious frame of Sofia International Film Festival, will host a special event dedicated to Italian cinema, with screenings, meetings with actors and directors, as well as conferences and tastings to make Bulgaria’s public know the beauty of territory and arts of Friuli Venezia Giulia area.
A successfull movies shot in Friuli Venezia Giulia, “La Ragazza del Lago”, by Andrea Molaioli (shot in Carnia area) will be screened to show through cinema the territorial variety of the Region. In the same time, Bulgarian public will have the chance to see five Italian short films, that will allow the audience to have a complete vision of what Italian cinema is nowadays. The shorts will be selected from the 10th edition of Maremetraggio festival and from the upcoming 11th edition, as a preview of what the 11th International Short Films and Debut Works Festival will be. All movies will be screened in original language with English subtitles.
Together with the movies, some of the protagonists of these films will also arrive in Sofia, actors and directors that will explain to Bulgarian public the birth and reasons of their works.
The program schedules is the following:
In the evening: screening of “La ragazza del lago” by Andrea Molaioli, followed by the screening of five italian shorts films
In the morning: round table with the directors of Italian movies that will be screened in Sofia. Soon after there will be the press conference of presentation of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, followed by the tasting of tipical products of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The Region Friuli Venezia Giulia promoted this initiative, in collaboration with Maremetraggio festival, to present itself to Bulgarian public. Moreover, through the press conference of presentation, that will be hold by Roberto Molinaro, councillor of Culture for the Region, there will be the occasion to strengthen the relationship between Friuli Venezia Giulia authorities and Bulgaria Department for Culture, Sports and Media.