The event promises high-quality cinema and big-name guests
The 35th Munich Film Festival rolled out the red carpet on 22 June for film stars, celebrities and fans, with a programme of 180 films from 60 countries. "This is a sensational selection of films," festival director Diana Iljine told DPA. The 12 films in competition will run for top two prizes: CineMasters best film award and CineVision award for the best newcomer director. The festival opened with the French film Un Beau Soleil Interieur, starring Juliette Binoche. The festival will end on 1 July with the screening of the British film Their Finest, featuring acting legend Bill Nighy.
Trying to ingratiate yourself to everyone would only derail you from your own path
Irina Gigova
To me, the Sofia Philharmonic is and has always been a very special orchestra. I had my first concert with it in 2001 and later the then-director Yavor Dimitrov invited me to be a visiting principal conductor.
 
The sculptor Emil Pavlov with a new exhibition of timeless things
In Bulgaria’s contemporary art, Emil Popov is known for his sculptures of stone, metal, clay and wood. His expressive masterpieces carry the energy of the earth and create the impression of freedom of movement, while leaving a sense of deep connection with the artwork. The artist’s cohesive relationship with nature infuses his works with power and energy.
 
From Hesychasm to revolution
Adelina Lozanova
The “St. Archangel Michael” Monastery of Dryanovo is located in a scenic karst valley at the foot of steep rocks some 4km away from the town of Dryanovo and to the south of the former Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo.
Trinks to conduct Parsifal in Sofia
Esteemed German conductor Constantin Trinks is set to conduct performances of Richard Wagner’s last opera Parsifal on 4, 6, 8 and 10 July at the Sofia Opera and Ballet.
Uffizi art gallery to screen cinema for free
Florence's Uffizi art gallery will this year for the first time in its history host an outdoor cinema, Italian media reported. The Apriti Cinema summer festival in the Renaissance city starts on 26 June with over 20 new and classic films to be shown at the evening screenings.
Recycle Group challenges Moscow with exhibition
An intervention exhibition entitled Homo Virtualis, which reflects Recycle Group artists' thoughts regarding the transformation of art perception in the mass media age, is being presented in Moscow. It occupies the space between exhibits of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the TASS news agency reported.
Superheroes to rescue Buddhist temples
Superheroes are coming to the rescue of Thailand's temples, where monks have commissioned giant statues of comic book icons and toy robots to entertain children while parents donate to their coffers.
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