“Walking on Water” by Andrei Paunov opens the 23rd Sofia Film Festival

Филмовият фестивал започва на 7 март в НДК с филма „Да ходиш по вода“. Той е представен за първи път на фестивала в Локарно и представлява непосредствен поглед към артистичните търсения и личните взаимоотношения на Кристо, прочут със своите мащабни инсталации. За първи път от кончината на Жан-Клод, неговата съпруга и партньор в творческия процес, Кристо решава да реализира проекта, започнат заедно с нея преди много години – „Плаващите кейове”…


With unprecedented intimacy and access to Christo Yasavhev – Christo and his team, the film follows the process of realizing one of the largest art projects ever created. Christo and his wife Jean-Claude are the authors of many unique art projects such as “Packed Pont Neuf”, Paris, 1975-85; “Packaged Reichstag”, Berlin, 1977-95; “The Flying Fence,” California, 1972-76; “The Gates”, Central Park, New York, 1979-2005; The Umbrellas, Japan and California, 1984-91; “The Enclosed Islands,” Florida, 1980-83; London 2016-18.

Andrey Paunov is a director and screenwriter, known all over the world with his documentaries. His debut, “George and the Butterflies,” won the Silver Wolf Award at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, IDFA in 2004. The premiere of “The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories” is in the prestigious “Critics’ Week” 2007 Cannes Followed by awards in Barcelona, ​​Karlovy Vary, London, Madrid, Motovun, Sarajevo, Wiesbaden. Paunov’s third full-length documentary, “The Boy Who Was King,” was first introduced to the 2011 Toronto Festival program, and won the Jury Award for Best Documentary at the 2012 RiverRun International Festival.

Tony Tityanova