ROSE VALLEY, BULGARIA.


EVERY TRUE PERSON OF KALOFER WITHOUT FREEDOM CANT LIVE


Every True Person Of Kalofer Without Freedom Cant Live

The film transports you through the Rose Valley of Bulgaria in a stream of consciousness. 

It follows the process and ritual of the Rose Harvest. 

Encountering multiple characters and exploring their symbiotic connection to the land. 

Searching for how they continue to find freedom and survive from the land. 

Nature is life.

 
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Premier Online at NOWNESS.COM


Take time to smell the roses in this floral study of an unusual harvest in the Bulgarian countryside

While we all know there is no rose without a thorn, London-based director Joya Berrow's latest film for NOWNESS offers a pleasingly soft and sensual study of a farming community in the Bulgarian countryside who depend on this sumptuous crop. The workers pursue an appropriately delicate agriculture which depends not on fierce machinery but human delicacy, and the work of patient, studious hands. The film continues Berrow's concern with traditional and out-of-the-way practices (her last film, Away with the Land, was a slow cinematic study of farming in the Scottish islands).

“The film encounters multiple characters—exploring their symbiotic connection to the land”

“The film transports you through the Rose Valley of Bulgaria in a stream of consciousness [and] follows the process and ritual of the annual rose harvest," explains Berrow, whose film is produced by Ivan Olita's BRAVÒ. "Encountering multiple characters and exploring their symbiotic connection to the land," the films searches "for how they continue to find freedom and survive from the land."

 
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TRAILER

“Even before I had animals, I used to go on the Balkan for 2-3 days, whoever feels the need to do it, does it.I want to reignite that love.”
 
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VICE FILM SCHOOL PRESS RELEASE

Capturing the Ritual of the Rose Fields in Rural Bulgaria.

“If a film is too claustrophobic, you can lose all the sense of curiosity and the space you need to reflect on the themes of the narrative.”

 
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FULL FILM ON NOWNESS.COM

 
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WORLD THEATRICAL PREMIER AT

THE MILANO DESIGN AND FILM FESTIVAL

SUSTAINABILITY

 
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I want them to acknowledge the value that Kalofer has, in the face of the Balkans. In the right hands, it will work better than it does now.
Every true person of Kalofer, without freedom, can’t live.
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Reel Femme #8 is on the theme LAND/ SEA! Reel Femme No.8: LAND/ SEA!

"Join us for a night of short films where we will immerse you in underwater microcosms before getting you lost in the remote wilderness. As usual, all the films will be directed by self-identifying women and aimed at promoting women in the arts."

All proceeds going to local women's charity VIDA Sheffield (http://www.vidasheffield.org.uk/)- Working towards a vision of life without domestic and sexual abuse.

Reel Femme is a film night that showcases self-identifying women's filmmaking in the heart of Sheffield. Held every other month at the wonderful Dina venue.

 
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