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THE RITUAL (( opening film FORUM BERLINALE 2005 ))
short fiction film
Bulgaria / Germany, 2005, 17 min., 35 mm, colour, Dolby

Starring Svetlana Yancheva, Krasimir Dokov, Anna Broquet, Ivan Yurukov

Written by Georgi Gospodinov
DoP Radoslav Spassov
Edited by Nina Altaparmakova
Production design by Georgi Todorov
Costume design by Elena Stoyanova
Sound design by Aleksandar Simeonov
Directed by Nadejda Koseva
Produced by Stefan Kitanov, ART FEST, Bulgaria / Herbert Schwering,В  COIN FILM, Germany

In a small Bulgarian village Georgi’s parents prepare a magnificent party for their son’s wedding. Although the party guests are already celebrating boisterously, the most important persons are yet to arrive – the bride and the groom.

THE RITUAL is a novel part of the omnibus film LOST AND FOUND 2005, 99 min, color. Six filmmakers from six Eastern European countries tell six stories on the topic of Generation: Stefan ArsenijeviД‡ (Serbia-Montenegro), Nadejda Koseva (Bulgaria), Mait Laas (Estonia), KornГ©l MundruczГі (Hungary), Cristian Mungiu (Romania), and Jasmila ЕЅbaniД‡ (Bosnia-Herzegovina). The outcome is a full-length feature film: five short films are tied together visually and dramatically through an independent animation story. The film is a production of ICON FILM in Co-Production with relations – an initiative of the Federal Cultural Foundation; Stefan Kitanov (Art Fest/Sofia), Hanno Hofer (Mobra films/ Bucharest), Damir Ibrahimovic (Deblokada/ Sarajevo), Viktoria Petranyi (Proton Cinema/Budapest), Misha Mogorovich (Art and Popcorn / Serbia) and Arvo Nuut (Nukufilm, Estonia).