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Damascena: The Transition

This biographical drama follows the life of Techo - one of the biggest rose oil producers in Bulgaria nowadays and depicts the collision between his dream and the harsh political and social reality in Bulgaria during the past fifty years. Techo grows up during the communism in the Rose Valley. Following his passion, he becomes a technologist for the local rose distillery. Shortly after that, the communist regime collapses, and Techo’s goal to establish the first independent rose oil distillery seems within reach. The long years of political transition, however, affect both the business and his life dramatically. Thanks to his indefatigable efforts, Techo puts Bulgaria amongst the world’s leaders of rose oil production.





Bulgaria, 2019, 136’, Color
Bulgarian; Turkish, English subtitled

Director: Alexandar Smolyanov
Screenplay: Stoyan Stoyanov, Maria Laleva, Alexandar Smolyanov, Hristian Nochev
Cinematography: Hristo Genkov
Editing: Svetlana Kirilova, Stoyan Velinov
Music: Georgy Strezov
Production: Damescena Film House, Stoyan Stoyanov, Concept Studio, Krastyo Lambev
Cast: Veselin Plachkov, Dimitar Banenkin, Neda Spasova, Alexander Tokiliev    


Here are the movie theatres where you can watch the film free of charge at the 9th European Union Human Rights Film Days:

05.12.2019 Thursday 18:30 - Ankara
Büyülü Fener Movie Theatre - Kızılay

08.12.2019 Sunday 18:30 - Antalya
Antalya Culture and Arts


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