четвъртък, 3 януари 2013 г.
Stories only exist, when remembered 16th International Sofia Film fest (9-18-29 March, 2012)
For the 16th time in a row Sofia became, at least for a week, a cross point for the ever moving in different directions world cinema and the emotions, evoked by the films in the competition and the meetings with their young authors will reverberate for a long time in reflections, conversations and publications. Because "stories only exist, when remembered” - this is the literal translation of the title of young Brazilian director Julia Murat's feature length debut "Historias que so existem quando lembradas" (2011, Brazil/Argentine/France) (the official English title is “Found Memories”), which won the Grand Prize for best film at the festival. And we can go on and say that stories exist, when they are in constant motion, when they are being told, acted out, reconstructed and interpreted…But most important of all – when the movies stick in the mind of the audience for a long time. And indeed, it felt like if after the festival screenings, we were all carried away in the dreamlike rhythm of a road movie to an endless wandering between time and space, escapes and devotion, yearning and impossibility; to an amalgam of dreams, memories, realities and all kind of film stories.