Kinomania: movie temptations in November 2013

In 2013 Kinomania kicks off on November 14th and will rock on for a full fortnight till 28th. To tempt the local moviegoer the twenty-seven-year-old Film Festival will offer picks of hot and irresistible titles shot over the last two years. There’ll be, by tradition, brand new blockbusters, highly praised by the prestigious film festivals all over the world, which haven’t yet been screened across the country.

The organizers from NDK (The National Palace of Culture) have picked over 50 movies in a bunch of categories to show the best productions in the industry worldwide. There’s a new category for biopics dubbed “Life’s just like the Movies”. Both, Robert De Niro and his seventieth anniversary, and the works of the legendary Federico Fellini will hold pride of place on the programme.

Read our story about this film festival, held in Bulgaria, for more than 20 years – Kinomania: November Big-screen Pleasures:

Kinomania is an annual international film festival that never misses to turn November days in Sofia into a movies feast. Bringing masterpieces from all over the world, the festival offers to the audience a broad range of cinematic beauties.

This year, Steven Soderbergh’s Emmy-winning biopic Behind the Candelabra is also among the hits alongside three other riveting titles each of which an Oscar Nominee in the category for a Foreign Language Film: The Grandmaster, Andrzej Wajda’s Walesa: Man of Hope and Asghar Farhadi’s The Past.

But still there’s even more that comes along the way: The Butler and Diana, an international co-production between UK, France and Sweden, based on Kate Snell’s book, Diana – Her Last Love.

The dedicated thriller fans could get a real kick out of The Fifth Estate, directed by Bill Condon. The film is based on two books – Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s Inside WikiLeaks and WikiLeaks by the British journalists, David Leigh and Luke Harding.

And there’s the new masterpiece by the Coen brothers you can’t miss for the world: Inside Llewyn Davis. It’s a story of a week in the life of a young folk singer who struggles to prove his talents but never really pulls it off.

The latest Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine, telling the story of a poverty-stricken New York socialite, is also on the list of this year’s Film Festival.

Kinomania 2013 kicks off on November 14th and will continue till November 28th. The tickets for all those hit titles in NDK’s Hall One will go on sale on October 18th.

Tickets prices for Kinomania 2013:

BGN 10 and BGN 12 for the regular guy and the reasonable BGN 8 for students and pensioners.

Translated by: Kristina Georgieva