Villa Zone

Villa Zone (Bulgarian: Вилна зона, romanizedVilna zona) is a Bulgarian comedy-drama film released in 1975, directed by Eduard Zahariev, starring Itzhak Fintzi, Katya Paskaleva, Naum Shopov, Anton Karastoyanov, Evstati Stratev, Valcho Kamarashev and Georgi Rusev.

Вилна зона
Vilna zona
(Villa Zone)
Villa Zone.jpg
The main characters depicted on the new DVD cover. Yonko (Itzhak Fintzi, bottom) his wife Stefka (Katya Paskaleva), Stefka's brother Mincho Minchev (Naum Shopov, left) and the "problem" neighbour Pervazov (Anton Karastoyanov, above).
Directed byEduard Zahariev
Written byGeorgi Mishev
StarringItzhak Fintzi
Katya Paskaleva
Naum Shopov
CinematographyRadoslav Spasov
Music byKiril Donchev
Production
companies
Release date
  • 1975 (1975)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryBulgaria
LanguageBulgarian

The movie presents the popular tradition in Bulgaria, during the last decades of the 20th century, of organizing a feast in honor of just graduated at the school boys who have to join the army as recruits. In this particular case, the event is taking place in one of the so-called villa zones which are located around the towns. A sunny autumn day is gradually covered by the conflicts between generations, between neighbors and between different social statuses.

The film won a Special Prize of the Jury at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.[2][3] Villa Zone is one of the hits of the Bulgarian cinematography from those years.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gencheva, Galina (2008). Bulgarian Feature Films encyclopedia. Sofia: Publishing house "Dr Ivan Bogorov". ISBN 978-954-316-069-3.
  2. ^ Villa Zone imdb awards
  3. ^ Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1976

SourcesEdit

  • Gencheva, Galina (2008). Bulgarian Feature Films encyclopedia. Sofia: Publishing house "Dr Ivan Bogorov". ISBN 978-954-316-069-3.
  • Kovachev, Pencho (2008). 50 Golden Bulgarian Films. Sofia: Publishing house "Zahariy Stoyanov". ISBN 978-954-09-0281-4.

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