Friday 14 November 2008

Bulgaria's Best Comes to ECA! (today 2pm)

Bulgaria's Best Comes to Edinburgh! With Director Andrey Paounov

Fri 14 Nov,

Main Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

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Andrey Paounov the director of the much-loved Georgi and the Butterflies and The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories will be coming to
Edinburgh to discuss the intricacies of his doc-making career.

Paounov delights in the absurd situations he finds himself in but keeps his ironic sense of humour in check through genuine empathy for his subjects - those with tarnished histories and those without. He also displays a masterful control of tone, never oversimplifying the messy complexity of history, particularly in the former Soviet bloc. Georgi and the Butterflies and The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories are beguilingly rich with unexpected tensions and juxtapositions both humorous and troubling in both cases.

Andrey Paounov was born in
Sofia and graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts there. His films include A Short Film About Yuri Gagarin (95), On the Way to Tuvalu (98) and Lucy Tsak Tsak (01), Georgi and the Butterflies (04) (Silver Wolf at IDFA). The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories (07) is his second feature documentary.


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