Avé (2011)

Directed by: Konstantin Bojanov
Country: Bulgaria

Plot: Kamen is hitchhiking by the side of the road when he meets Avé.
Review: The idea for this movie was interesting but the outcome was not so unique or enthusiastic. It’s a road-movie, where a couple of lone teen-agers find their lives changing after met each other through hitchhiking. The young actors had confident performances, but somehow I started to lose some focus in the middle of the movie. Maybe due to its pace or the frequent little games and lies played by its characters, but something made me step back a little. Reinforcing my point of view: a plot with dashing ideas, yet without a glamorous execution. Watchable, though. 
Relevant awards: Best film (Fantasporto); best director (Sofia); FIPRESCI prize (Warsaw).

Love.Net (2011)

Directed by: Ilian Djevelekov
Country: Bulgaria

Plot: Follows the parallel stories of a number of characters who are trying to change their lives via the Internet or are simply having fun online.
Review: A movie with high aspirations, albeit being unable to deliver anything worthwhile. John Lawton, old vocalist of the rock band Uriah Heep, has a small role here but could not do better to avoid the "off-key" mood of this movie. A monotonous sequence of intercalated stories about love, involving people who are addicted to the Internet's dating chats. The acting wasn’t strong and the movie simply couldn’t be funny, or deep, or dramatic…A failure.
Relevant awards: -

Eastern Plays (2009)

Realizado por: Kamen Kalev
País: Bulgária

Dois irmãos tentam dar rumo às suas vidas. O mais velho luta contra a toxicodependência, enquanto o mais novo opta por fazer parte de um gang das ruas de Sófia, onde o racismo impera.
Uma noite, por coincidência, vão cruzar-se quando um grupo de turcos é atacado na rua. A partir desse momento, apesar de não poderem contar com a ajuda da família, vão apoiar-se um ao outro, tentando seguir pelo caminho certo.
Salienta-se a dedicatória feita pelo realizador ao actor Christo Christov, falecido logo após a rodagem deste filme.