The Main 3 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 5:05 PM
The Main 3 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 2:30 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sat, Apr 28, 2018 4:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:?????????????
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Emerging Filmmaker Award
Historical Drama
Family Drama
Human Rights
Women Directors
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:85 min
Festivals & Awards:Best First Feature - Bulgarian National Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Intramovies
Director:Rouzie Hassanova
Producer:Gergana Stankova
Cinematographer:Kiril Prodanov
Screenwriter:Rouzie Hassanova
Editor:Natasha Westlake
Tymek Wiskirski
Principal Cast:Alexander Hadjiangelov
Yana Titova
Aleksandar Aleksiev


Tickets to Rochester screenings will be sold at the door.

The surprising, tender family drama Radiogram is set in 1971 Bulgaria when, ruled by a communist regime, any Western influence, especially music, was regarded as a national threat. It was a time when radio stations like BBC, Deutsche Welle and Radio Free Europe were prohibited and when all religious organizations were restrained and any such expression was banned. Based on a true story, the film follows a father who walks almost 100 km to town so he can buy a new radio for his rock ’n‘ roll-obsessed son.

Taking on music, freedom and identity, Radiogram is inspired by events in the lives of director Rouzie Hassanova’s father and grandfather. A major part of the story centers on the fact that the leading characters are Muslim. The shocking way that the religious minority was treated in communist Bulgaria will be eye-opening to most.

Director Biography

Rouzie Hassanova Bulgarian filmmaker Rouzie Hassanova has over ten years experience working in the film industry, taking on a variety of roles before producing her first short, The Portrait (’08). Radiogram is her feature-film debut.


"The screenplay, written by Hassanova, has two interesting central points: one is the power of music, the other is the instinctive reaction against abuse and oppression." - Cineuropa


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