FNE at the 2016 Golden Rose National Film Festival: Monkey

    Alexandra Kostova in Monkey by Dimitar Kozev-Shosho Alexandra Kostova in Monkey by Dimitar Kozev-Shosho

    VARNA: Dimitar Kozev-Shosho’s second feature Monkey aka My Father, My Mother, My Sister will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival (19-25 September 2016).

    The script written by fashion photographer Ivan Markov together with Dimitar Kozev-Shosho follows two teenage half sisters, Iva and Maya, as they grow up and discover life. They have to find answers to difficult questions and make important decisions. Kozev told the Bulgarian press that he believed “it was never too late to live a happy childhood” and that “people grow through their losses”.

    The film was produced by Spotlight in coproduction with Bulgaria’s Nova Television. The Bulgarian National Film Center gave the project a production grant of 190,000 EUR in 2014.

    Young Alexandra Kostova and Radina Borshosh play the two sisters, while the acclaimed Julian Vergov plays their father. The four weeks shoot during the summer of 2015 included street locations, Sofia underground and popular places like the Zoological Garden and the main public garden, Borisova gradina. Аlexander Stanishev (TV series Glass Home, bTV) is the DoP.

    An active English translator, Dimirat Kozev became famous in 2011 with his extremely low budget urban comedy Lora from Morning Till Evening, shot with a Canon 7D and produced by Spotlight. He also co-directed The Fourth Estate (2013), a TV series produced by the Bulgarian National Television.

    The premiere of Monkey took place during the 20th Sofia International Film Fest, where the film grabbed the Audience Award. Bulgaria’s Lenta will start its domestic distribution on 30 September 2016.

    Production Information:

    Spotlight Productions
    Elemag 19, bl.309
    Sofia 1113
    Phone:+359 897 889 180
    +359 898 626 212
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    Nova Television
    Porshe Business Center
    41, Hristofor Kolumb, blvd
    Sofia - 1592
    Phone: + 359 2 80 50 000
    Fax: + 359 2 80 50 000


    Director: Dimitar Kozev-Shosho
    Scriptwriters: Ivan Markov, Dimitar Kozev-Shosho
    DoP: Аlexander Stanishev
    Composer: Viktor Stoyanov
    Cast: Alexandra Kostova, Radina Borshosh, Julian Vergov, Ani Papaodipolou, RadenaValkanova, Valentin Ganev, Stanimir Gamov