Bulgarian film wins awards at Lecce, Bosphorus Festivals

The Bulgarian film Sister of director Svetla Tsotsorkova has won awards at two international film festivals, the Art Fest production and distribution company said Thursday.

One is the 21st edition of Festival del Cinema Europeo in Lecce, Italy, where Sister took the Special Jury Prize. The other is the 8th edition of the Bosphorus Film Festival where the film won the award for best film in the international feature film competition and Monika Naydenova and Asen Blatechky took the two best acting trophies. The film was also purchased by a Turkish TV network.

The Lecce Festival was on between 31 October and 7 November, and the Bosphorus Festival between 23 and 30 October. Sister is the big winner at the 24th edition of the Sofia Film Fest. A special screening is due on 14 November at Sofia's Cinema House where the viewers will also meet the film crew.

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