Radiogram

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 5:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 2:30 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sat, Apr 28, 2018 4:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
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
Tags:Music
Coming-of-Age
Drama
Historical Drama
Family Drama
Human Rights
Politics
War
Women Directors
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:85 min
Festivals & Awards:Best First Feature - Bulgarian National Film Festival
Country/Region:Bulgaria
Language:Bulgarian
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Intramovies
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/242760405
Cast/Crew
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

Description

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.



Press

"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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