PRODUCTION: Iglika Triffonova in Postproduction With Lift For Patients

    Alexander Benev in Lift for Patiens, photo Iana Blajeva Alexander Benev in Lift for Patiens, photo Iana Blajeva

    SOFIA: Award-winning director Iglika Triffonova is in postproduction with her new film Lift for Patients, a modern psychological drama. Written by Triffonova herself, the script was rated first at the session for low budget films set up by the National Film Centre last year. 

    Through her company Klas Films, Triffonova's long-time producer Rossitsa Valkanova was awarded with 163,000 EUR.

    Shot in May, 2015 for 14 days, the film was mainly based at the Military Hospital in Sofia. According to Triffonova it's, "The story of a clinically healthy man who does not want to live anymore and a gravely ill woman, who cannot accept her impending death, is excellent for the actors.”

    The cast includes names like Hristo Garbov (Triffonova’s husband) Sventlana Yancheva, Boyka Velkova and Angelina Savova. The DoP is Krum Rodriguez.

    Earlier this year Triffonova told the Bulgarian media that, “The low budget format is very important for the Bulgarian film industry, because it opens the door for more films, especially to young people.” The theatrical distribution of Lift for Patients is planned for 2016.

    Rossitsa Valkanova told FNE that this autumn Triffonova’s Hague Tribunal fiction The Prosecutor, the Defender, the Father and his Son (aka False Witness), produced byKLAS Film, will have its premiere. The film iscoproduced by Bulgaria, Sweden and the Netherlands and is financed by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Bulgarian National Television, the Swedish Film Institute, Film i Skäne, SVT and the Dutch Film Fund.

    Production Information:

    Klas Films
    10, Tsar Assen str
    Sofia – 1000
    + 359 2 9815343/44
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    Director: Iglika Triffonova
    Script: Iglika Triffonova
    DoP: Krum Rodriguez
    Production designer and costumes: Elena Stoyanova
    Sound: Momchil Bozhkov/Alexander Simeonov
    Editing: Elena Seimenova
    Cast: Hristo Garbov, Svetlana Yancheva, Boika Velkova, Angelina Slavova, Yordan Bikov, Slava Doicheva, Mak Marinov, Alexander Benev, Tihomir Paunov