• Croatian

Silence with Dignity

Tuesday, 08.09.2020. at 18:00
Hrvatski kulturni dom na Sušaku
Director: Adela Peeva, Antoniy Donchev
Producer: Adela Peeva, Slobodan Milovanović, Adela Media
Country of origin: Bugaria, 2020.
Runtime: 60'
European premiere

SUMMARY

Silence with Dignity is a documentary about the life and work of the famous Bulgarian film directors, the family of Irina Aktasheva and Hristo Piskov. It is a story about their emblematic films and of those whose realization was banned, the criteria according to which a film was classified as "too dangerous" under communism, the mechanisms of censorship, their persistence and creative survival and their silence charged with dignity. The film reveals unknown details of the history of Bulgarian cinema and the link between the political elite and the intellectuals at the time.

Director Biography

ADELA PEEVA is an award winning documentary film director and producer. Her films “Whose is this Song“ (2003) and ”Divorce Albanian Style“ (2007) are nominated by the European Film Academy for Best European Documentary. Some of the films she made in the period before 1999 were banned by the communist authorities: ’’In the name of Sport” and “Mothers”. In 1991 she established her own company „ADELA MEDIA”. Made over 40 documentaries in co-operation with international partners from Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium and others. A lot of them made the most prestige festivals and have been awarded high national and international awards.
ISTRA FILM presents HISTORY FILM FESTIVAL
Head Programer and Director BERNARDIN MODRIĆ
Producers TIHA MODRIĆ & DEJAN BOJC
Video production ROBERT KALČIĆ & IGOR MODRIĆ
Designer ZLATKO GRGIĆ
Photography RINO GROPUZZO
Graphic and web design GRAFIK, Rijeka
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